Lespedeza juncea (L.f.) Pers. APNI*
Description: Erect or decumbent perennial subshrub 60–120 cm high; stems appressed-hairy.
Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets linear-cuneate to obovate, 7–25 mm long, 2–4 mm wide, apex truncate to obtuse, mucronate, upper surface glabrous, lower surface appressed-hairy; stipules subulate, 1–5 mm long.
Flowers solitary or in axillary clusters of 2–7. Calyx 3–4 mm long, teeth longer than tube. Corolla 6–7 mm long, pink-purple; standard often with darker purple patch; keel curved.
Pod ± circular, c. 3 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Common in grassland or woodland, often in disturbed sites.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS
Other Australian states: Qld Vic.
Text by C. Gardner
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