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, commonly known as variable glycine
, is a scrambling plant in the bean family, found in Australia
Australia , officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a country in the Southern Hemisphere comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. It is the world's sixth-largest country by total area...
. It grows in areas of high rainfall, ranging to semi arid areas. The leaves are in threes, 7 cm long, 2 cm wide. Bluish/purple flowers form on raceme
A raceme is a type of inflorescence that is unbranched and indeterminate and bears pedicellate flowers — flowers having short floral stalks called pedicels — along the axis. In botany, axis means a shoot, in this case one bearing the flowers. In a raceme, the oldest flowers are borne...
s in the warmer months. The bean pod is up to 3 cm long. The habitat is among grasses, often in open country.