Erect or sprawling perennial, herb, to 0.6 m high. Fl. violet/purple, Dec or Jan to Apr. Grey sand, brown clay over granite, stony white soil over limestone. Coastal areas, roadsides, agricultural & pastoral areas.
Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province, South-West Province.
IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Carnarvon, Coolgardie, Esperance Plains, Jarrah Forest, Mallee, Murchison, Swan Coastal Plain.
IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1, Avon Wheatbelt P2, Eastern Goldfield, Eastern Murchison, Fitzgerald, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth, Recherche, Western Mallee, Wooramel.
IMCRA Regions: Abrolhos Islands, Central West Coast, Leeuwin-Naturaliste.
Local Government Areas (LGAs): Canning, Carnarvon, Cockburn, Dundas, Esperance, Greater Geraldton, Harvey, Kalamunda, Kondinin, Lake Grace, Melville, Merredin, Perth, Ravensthorpe, Rockingham, South Perth, Wandering, Wiluna, Woodanilling.
Erect, herb. Stems terete, not spiny, hairy; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades clearly present, compound, alternate, not continuous with stem, 15-50 mm long, glabrous, flat with flat margins; margins entire, leaflets 3, pinnately arranged, terminal leaflet present, stalked. Stipules present and persistent to older leaves, 7-12 mm long, without glands, ribless. Pedicel present, 2-2.5 mm long, hairy. Calyx 6-7 mm long, not accrescent, hairy, with simple hairs. Corolla 9-10 mm long, uniformly coloured, purple, auriculate (?) or not auriculate (?), keel 7-8 mm long, not beaked, glabrous. Stamens ten. Fruit stipitate, not constricted between the seeds, round in cross-section, hairy, with simple hairs. Flowers in January, February, March, April and December. Occurs in the Eremaean and South-West Botanical Province, in the Carnarvon, Murchison, Coolgardie, Avon Wheatbelt, Jarrah Forest, Mallee, Esperance and Swan Coastal Plain IBRA regions.
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