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Glycine clandestina

Twining Glycine

Light open twining herb with long stems, often not noticed until it flowers. Very variable in leaf size and shape, hairiness and flower size and colour.

Additional information

  • FamilyFabaceae
  • StoreyMiddle storey
  • SizeTwining 0.3-2 m
  • Plant groupingClimbers & creepers
  • LeavesSparsely scattered dark green leaves divided at central point into 3 stiffly hairy leaflets, on stalks 5-40 mm long. Lower leaflets roundish with rounded tips 0.5-3 cm x 2-10 mm, upper leaflets narrow to oblong 1-8 cm x 2-10 mm, tip pointed or rounded.
  • Flower colourBluish-mauve
  • Flowering timeAugust to January
  • FlowersLoose sprays of 4-18 small pea flowers on stalks 2-6 cm long in leaf axils.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingFood plant for caterpillars
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsMoist well drained soils in forests and grassy woodlands. Partial to dappled shade.
  • Garden useA gentle twiner for shady gardens. The dainty sprays of flowers are most attractive.
  • Commercially availableAustralian plant & indigenous nurseries
  • Conservation statusWidespread within the Shire
Photographer/s: 1 Marty White/SYR ©; 2, 3 Marilyn Bull ©

Plant Communities

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  • 25 Long-leaf Box Grassy Dry Forest - Southern Dandenongs (EVC 22)
  • 03 Narrow-leaf Peppermint Montane damp Forest (EVC 38)
  • 26 Red Stringybark Grassy Dry Forest - Middle Yarra (EVC 22)
  • 04 Alpine Ash Montane Wet Forest (EVC 39)
  • 27 Red Stringybark Grassy Dry Forest - Dandenongs (EVC 22)
  • 07 Mountain Grey Gum Damp Forest - Central Highlands (EVC 29)
  • 30 Swamp Gum Swampy Riparian Woodland (EVC 83)
  • 08 Mountain Grey Gum Damp Forest – Dandenongs (EVC 29)
  • 31 Candlebark Grassy Forest (EVC 128)
  • 11 Manna Gum Riparian Forest - Central Highlands (EVC 18)
  • 33 Mountain Swamp Gum Swampy Riparian Woodland (EVC 83)
  • 16 Messmate Shrubby Foothill Forest Central Highlands/UpperYarra (EVC 45)
  • 35 Floodplain Wetland Complex (EVC 172)
  • 17 Messmate Herb-rich Foothill Forest (EVC 23)
  • 36 Scented Paperbark Riparian Thicket – Central Highlands (EVC 59)
  • 18 Messmate Shrubby Foothill Forest - Dandenongs (EVC 45)
  • 40 Snow Gum Grassy Woodland (EVC 175/37)
  • 19 Long-leaf Box Herb-rich Foothill Forest (EVC 23)
  • 46 Silvertop Ash Heathy Dry Forest (EVC 20)
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