||After the Greek words halusis (chain) and karpos (fruit)
|| Having a sheath; reference to plant unknown
||Old World tropics
Alysicarpus vaginalis is a common herb in open scrublands and lawns. It can be recognised from the short leafy branches and pink inflorescences. It bears some resemblance to Indigofera species, but this can be easily differentiated from its simple leaves (Indigofera has compound leaves), stipules, and longer leaf stalks.
In Australia, the Alyce Clover is used for pastures and used traditionally for treating "sword wounds and bone fractures" (eFlora, 2008).
Herbaeous form of the Alyce Clover in a scrubland.
A branch; note the leaf stalk length.
Close-up on the patch of the plant.
ReferenceseFloras. (2008) Alysicarpus vaginalis (Linnaeus) Candolle. Flora of China. Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge. http://www.efloras.org/. Accessed on 7-Dec-2014.
Posted Date: 2014-12-07 / Modified Date: 2015-01-11