Cajanus reticulatus Fabaceae

Photo above: Cajanus reticulatus with Spotted Pea Blue Butterfly, Euchrysops cnejus

Form and Size:  A small erect or spreading shrub to 2m high
Stems and new growth are distinguished by rusty coloured hairs

Distribution:  Widespread throughout northern Australia

Leaves: Pinnate with three leaflets, both surfaces densely hairy and dotted with glands

Flowers: Pea like, bright yellow

Flowering Period: Anytime

Fruit: A pod 2-3 cm long