Prostrate to procumbent shrub to 50 cm high, occasionally erect to 1.3 m high; stems terete, pubescent. Small oval or circular alternate leaves, variable in shape, to 5 mm long, base often heartshaped (cordate), with leaf margins recurved, upper surface darker than below, venation Â± conspicuous. Characteristic small leaf-like structure at base of stems (stipule) 1-2 mm long.
Pea flowers to 10 mm long with a large dark-coloured back petal with yellow and orange wings and a purplish front petal. The seed is in a narrow-oblong pea pod c. 20 mm long.
Perennial. Widespread in a range of habitats.
Tracheophyta (Vascular Plants)
Magnoliopsida (Flowering Plants)
Source: Atlas of Living Australia