Botanical name

Indigofera brachystachya

Family

Fabaceae
Indigofera brachystachya
Indigofera brachystachya
Indigofera brachystachya

Description

Dense shrub up to 1m, but usually smaller plants seen; stems densely grey-hairy. Leaves pinnately 5-7-foliolate, leaflets shortly hairy above, midrib prominent beneath; flowers mauve, pink to pale pink, petals persistent, back of standard petal white-silky. Pods hairy.

Habitat

Coastal fynbos, limestone

Flower Date

November to September, mostly seen after fire