Common Name

Kneed Swainson-pea




Prostrate perennial forb to 15cm tall.  Leaves alternating along the stems, compound, with 5-17 leaflets.  Leaflets 0.3-1.5cm long, 1-3mm wide, flat to almost linear, hairy (the upper surface sometimes hairless), the tips pointed, blunt, or notched.  Flowers purple, pea-shaped with 5 petals, 2 almost joined together.  Flowers in clusters of 3-7 flowers. Vulnerable Vic.  Threatened list Vic.

Short description (as Swainsona oroboides ssp reticulata) in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales page 418

PlantNET description:

Photo of flowering plant. Photographer Greg Steenbeeke, Inverell NSW