Pretty little pink 10-20mm long peaflowers are borne, usually singly, in leafy racemes on this little shrubby perennial from June to September. It is a low-growing, hairy plant which spreads by rooting at intervals along its stems and also by its long rhizomes. The ovate, trefoil leaves are sticky and only barely notched, and the stems have weak, soft spines. Short seed pods are produced in autumn. This is a native plant belonging to the family Fabaceae.
I first identified this plant in Killiney, Co Dublin in 1976 and photographed it in Killoughter, Co Wicklow in 2005.
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