Common Name

Silky Glycine




Trailing or twining perennial forb.  Leaves alternating along the stems, compound, with 3 leaflets. Leaflets 1-8cm long, 2-12mm wide, threadlike to linear to flat or folded lengthwise, rough hairy, with a pointed or blunt tip. Flowers reddish purple to bluish, pea shaped, with 5 petals, 2 almost joined together.  Flowers in racemes of 6-12 flowers, the stalks arisng from the bases of the leaves.  Endangered Vic. Threatened list Vic.

Description and photo in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales page 393

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Flowers and leaves. Australian Plant Image Index, photographer Murray Fagg, near Innaminka, SA