Glycine tabacina (FABACEAE) Twining Glycine, Love Creeper

Plants to Plant

Small twiner in amongst grasses and shrubs with stoloniferous stems (capable of taking root, producing new plants). Leaves are trifolilate, sometimes long and skinny, sometimes rounder. Similar to G. clandestina which has no petiolules (it has sessile leaflets). Another glycine about the place is G. microphylla. Small pods that twist as they mature make it easy to distinguish from the similar Galactica tenuifora, which has longer pods. Host plant for Scalloped Grass Yellow Eurema alitha (Herbison-Evans & Crossley).
Photo: Robert Whyte