Glycine clandestina|Twining Glycine

Cardinia indigenous plant guide

Light open twining herb with long stems, often not noticed until it flowers. Very variable in leaf size and shape, hairiness and flower size and colour.
Size (W x H)
Twining 0.3-2m
Sparsely scattered dark green leaves divided at central point into 3 stiffly hairy leaflets, on stalks 5-40mm long. Lower leaflets roundish with rounded tips 0.5-3cm x 2-10mm, upper leaflets narrow to oblong 1-8cm x 2-10mm, tip pointed or rounded.
Loose sprays of 4-18 small pea flowers on stalks 2-6cm long in leaf axils.
Flower colour
Flower time
August to January
Growing conditions
Moist well drained soils in forests and grassy woodlands. Partial to dappled shade.
Commonly used for
A gentle twiner for shady gardens. The dainty sprays of flowers are most attractive.
Available at indigenous nursery
Attracts butterflies
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Thank you to Shire of Yarra Ranges for assistance in compiling this directory