Alysicarpus vaginalis

Alysicarpus vaginalis

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(Alyce Clover)

FAMILY

Fabaceae

Species

Alysicarpus vaginalis

Common name

Alyce Clover

Flower colour: life form

Pink; herb to about 50 cm tall

Campus

Townsville

Description

This plant maybe erect or spreading and often grows to about to cm tall. Leaves are lanceolate, 5-50 mm long and up to 20 mm wide; stipules are prominent, papery 5-12 mm long. The pea-shaped flowers are borne in pairs in a dense raceme. Standard petal is pink and about 5 mm long, wings are orange to purple, colour of keel is variable. Pod 5-25 mm long breaks up at maturity into 2-7 segments, each dark-brown segment is covered with short hooked hairs, seeds are yellowish.