Swainsona galegifolia. Darling pea

Family fabaceae
Description Upright perennial herb, dies back in autumn and regrows in late winter
Flowering Time Spring
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Florabank Profile
Vegetation Communities Most common in grassy woodland including white box grassy woodland.
Soil Types Wide range.
Values / Uses
Revegetation / Habitat Values Underutilised plant. Excellent robust forb for diversification of understorey. Easy to establish via direct seeding.
Amenity / Ornamental Values One of the most beautiful, easily grown and robust perennial wildflowers, should be more widely grown.
Other Values Nitrogen fixer.
Water Deficit average
Compaction average
Waterlogging average
Shade average-high
Minimum Temperature -8 degrees
Average no. Seeds per Gram 120
Viability Period long
Dormancy physical
Treatment boiling water or scarification
Days From First to Last Germination at 25 Degrees not known
Direct Seeding easy