Erect or spreading shrub up to 80 cm. Leaves are trifoliolate. Leaflets hairy, cylindrical, rigid or soft, spine-tipped. Flowers (October to December) in terminal heads of 5 or less, yellow, fading to red, wings and keel hairless, standard woolly on the back but hairless in front, calyx sparsely hairy or hairless, calyx lobes needle-like and resembling leaflets.
Distribution in the Hex
Flats of Hex River Arid Alluvium Fynbos. Slopes of De Doorns Sandstone Fynbos and possibly of South Hex Sandstone Fynbos.
- Manning, J. & Goldblatt, P. 2012. Plants of the Greater Cape Floristic Region 1: the Core Cape flora, Strelitzia 29. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.