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Plant Form: Erect or spreading shrub.
Size: To 3 m tall.
Stem: Rigid, green, slightly hairy.
Leaves: Divided into 3 narrow leaflets, each up to 25 mm long, green and smooth above, pale and hairy below, barely stalked.
Flowers: Several yellow pea-flowers in clusters, 10-15 mm long, individually stalked 2-4 mm.
Fruit and Seeds: Pod up to 3 cm long, densely hairy, containing 2-6 seeds per pod, which are spherical, olive-green to brownish, with orange flesh.
Habitat: Roadsides, paddocks, neglected land.
Distinguishing Features: Leaflets much narrower and pods with fewer seeds than in Cape broom (Genista monspessulana).