Twining Glycine, Glycine Clandestina (broad Leaf Form) In The Nambucca Local Government Area.
Presence in Australia
Quite widespread across the drier slopes and hills of the region.
This specie has been identified in the following Australian states: Qld, NSW, ACT, Vic, Tas, SA, NT, WA.
Slender climber with fine leaves.
Tolerates moderate frost and dry periods once established. Prefers root protection.
Heavily grazed by stock as nutritious and palatable. Generally observed only where grazing excluded.
Mauve to rose-purple or white flowers, mainly Sep-Nov, arising from stout woody rootstock.
Early Oct to late Feb. Monitor closely as seeds released very soon after maturity.
From scarified seed or cuttings. Pour boiling or very hot water over seeds and soak until water cools. Dry to prevent rotting and sow. Germination takes 3-4 weeks. Suitable for direct seeding in pots (2-3 seed per pot). Take cuttings of firm wood over summer. Strikes readily.
Regenerates from seed and suckers, particularly after fire.
Legume - improves soil fertility through "fixing" nitrogen.
Good habitat. Flowers a nectar and pollen source for native insects, including bees and wasps.
Attractive light climber for gardens, on fences and logs. Very hardy when established, and responds to pruning.