|Etymology||Genus||After the Greek words halusis (chain) and karpos (fruit)|
|Species||Having a sheath; reference to plant unknown|
|Common Names||Alyce Clover|
|Native Distribution||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.
Herbaeous form of the Alyce Clover in a scrubland.
A branch; note the leaf stalk length.
Close-up on the patch of the plant.