Common name: Austral Trefoil (also Native Clover)
Description: Attractive white to light pink or purpler flowers in spring among bright green leaves . Thin brown seed pods form which throw seeds out when they dry.
Growing and distribution: Suited to both plains and foothills including floodplains. Formerly common but susceptible to grazing.
Beneficial Attributes: Aboriginal people ate the seeds and roots. Caterpillar food plant including for Common Grass Blue (Clover Blue). Attracts native bees.
Specific location issues: rain > 400mm