Indigofera trifoliata

Indigofera trifoliata

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FAMILY

Fabaceae

Species

Indigofera trifoliata

Common name

Nil

Flower colour; life form

Red; Herb to 70 cm tall

Campus

Townsville

Description

Usually an erect plant to about 70 cm tall, the leaves are trifoliolate, the lower surface particularly along the lower surface are densely covered with 2-armed or branched hairs; small circular glands are also present . Flowers clustered the leaf axils, the standard is red about 3.5 mm long, densely covered on the back with hairs and glands. The pod is square in cross-section, length varies from 8-18 mm and contains 4-8 seeds.