Pink Tephrosia

Tephrosia glomeruliflora
Shrub
Alternate
Compound
Red
Pink
Green
Grey

Errect soft shrub t 2 m high grey green compound leaves and pink pea like flowers 

Common names 
Also known as: Pink Tephrosia,
Family 
Fabaceae
Deciduous 
No
Native/Exotic 
Exotic
Origin 
Native to southern Africa (i.e. Zimbabwe, South Africa and Swaziland).
Notifiable 
No
State declaration 
Nil
Council declaration 
NIL - Reduce
Known distribution 

Widely naturalised in eastern Australia (i.e. in south-eastern, central and northern Queensland and in the coastal districts of northern and central New South Wales).

Habitat 

In Australia, "naturalised in urban bushland in Brisbane and is cultivated in gardens as an ornamental. Occasionally naturalized north from Wollongong

Habit 

Erect soft shrub to 2m tall stems densely covered with adpressed hair

Impact and control methods 
Stem and leaves 

Leaves grey green 50–120 mm long; leaflets 11–21 grey green arranged oppositely, broadest at or above the mid point, margins tapering to the base and curving to the rounded tip  15–40 mm long, 5–10 mm wide, apex obtuse, minutely mucronate; upper surface sparsely appressed hairy, lower surface silky-hairy; petiole 10–20 mm long; stipules ovate, 6–10 mm long.

Flowers and fruits 

Flowers bourne in pairs, racemes terminal, 40 to 170mm long; clusters of buds enclosed on broad bracts. Calyx 4–5 mm long, silvery-hairy; teeth 1–1.5 mm long. Sepals joined for half their length .Corolla 15–20 mm long, pink to mauve. 

Pod linear, compressed, 60 to 80mm long, 7–9 mm wide, flat hairless or more commonly with dense hairs only along he margins. Brown when ripe containing 8 - 16 seeds, seeds more or eless kidney shaped 4mm long by 2.5mm wide dull black with a fine white line encircling the long axis.

Reproduction and dispersal 

seed