Australian Trefoil

Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Lotus
Species: australis
Main Flower Colour: Pink


Erect or ascending perennial herb to 60 cm high, sparsely pubescent to glabrous.

Leaves with 5 leaflets, oblanceolate to ± linear or rarely obovate, mostly 10–30 mm long, 2–5 mm wide, the lower 2 scarcely smaller than upper ones; apex cuneate, glabrous to sparsely pubescent.

Umbels 3–8-flowered; peduncle 2–10 cm long. Calyx 5–10 mm long, ± glabrous. Corolla 10–20 mm long, pink, white or sometimes purple; keel darker than standard; wings paler.

Pod terete, 30–50 mm long, 2–3 mm diam., ± straight; seeds 15-many, brown, smooth.

Flowering start in August and ends in November.


The main flower colour is pink.

References 13 Nov 2014 - Stephen L (Clare) SA
Updated: 21 Nov 2014 - Member - John and Val

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Bio Regions

Kanmantoo (KAN)

Region Specifics

Kangaroo Island

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