Small Scurf Pea
Trailing or upright native pea with thin wiry stems up to 50 cm long. Leaves lance-shaped up to 25 mm long and 8 mm wide. The colour of the pea flowers varies from bluish-pink to lilac.
Brownish peapod covered in soft furry hairs and has one yellowish seed.
Perennial. Grows in native grasslands and grassy woodlands that are occasionally flooded. Woody rootstock up to 80 cm underground. The wiry stems usually die off after nine months and new stems resprout every spring. Can produce seeds over a long period if there is enough soil moisture.
Tracheophyta (Vascular Plants)
Magnoliopsida (Flowering Plants)
Source: Atlas of Living Australia
Threatened species. Some Cullen species are being investigated as low rainfall drought-resistant pasture species. Highly palatable to grazing animals.
Looks similar to Tough Scurf-pea C. tenax which 5-7 leaflets instead of three. Strawberry Clover Trifolium fragiferumis a similar weed with leaves larger and rounder than those of Small Scurf-pea.