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Securigera varia (L.) Lassen
Family Fabaceae
Subfamily Faboideae
Securigera varia (L.) Lassen APNI*

Synonyms: Coronilla varia L. APNI*

Description: Erect or ascending herb to 80 cm high, glabrous.

Leaves with 11–27 leaflets, oblong to elliptic, 10–20 mm long, 2–7 mm wide, terminal leaflet largest, apex obtuse to ± emarginate; stipules linear, 1–5 mm long, membranous.

Umbels mostly 10–16-flowered; peduncles mostly 4–7 cm long. Calyx c. 2 mm long, teeth shorter than tube. Corolla 8–15 mm long; standard pink-purple, ± circular; wings whitish; keel whitish with a deep purple tip.

Pod c. 12–48 mm long, c. 1.5 mm wide, 4-angled, beak filiform, 2–5 mm long; articles 3–9, c. 5 mm long; seeds ovoid, c. 3 mm long, brown.


Flowering: summer.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in moist sites, uncommon. Native of Eur.
NSW subdivisions: *SC, *ST
Other Australian states: *Tas.
AVH map***

Formerly referred to the genus Coronilla.

Text by C. Gardner
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991) as Coronilla varia


APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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