Common name: Hoary Scurf-pea, Annual Verbine
Cullen cinereum (Lindl.) J.W.Grimes APNI*
Synonyms: Psoralea cinerea Lindl. APNI*
Description: Perennial herb or subshrub to 1.5 m high, sometimes flowering early and appearing annual; stems erect, decumbent or prostrate, greyish pubescent or glabrous, gland-dotted.
Leaves 3–10 cm long, pinnately 3-foliate; leaflets ovate or elliptic, mostly 1–5 cm long, 5–30 mm wide, apex mucronate, margins toothed, both surfaces dotted with brownish glands; petiole 2–5 cm long; stipules 3–4 mm long.
Inflorescence rachis 1–15 cm long; peduncle 3–17 cm long; bracts persistent. Calyx 2–3 mm long, tomentose. Corolla 3–4 mm long, bluish or pink-purple.
Pods 2.5–4 mm long, brown, warty and bristly.
Flowering: Flowers chiefly spring–autumn.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows mostly in moist sites after rain, west from Forbes district.
NSW subdivisions: CWS, NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: W.A. S.A.
Text by G.J. Harden & L. Murray
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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