Perennial herb to 25 cm tall. Small pink- and red-striped flowers, slightly twisted to the side. Leathery seedpods to 65 mm long.
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Slender Swainson, Murray Swainson-pea
Densely hairy stems covered in soft downy hairs which are fixed in the middle (mediflexed). Leaves are very long and thin with a downwards pointing tip. Two bottom petals are fused to form a keel which is strongly twisted.
Perennial. Heavy grey or brown clay, loam, or red cracking clays in grassland, herbland, and open Black-box woodland, often in damp depressions. May require some disturbance for germinatyion. Palatable to stock and rabbits but is known to occur in moderately grazed or occasionally cultivated paddocks.
Tracheophyta (Vascular Plants)
Magnoliopsida (Flowering Plants)
Source: Atlas of Living Australia