Erect, wiry annual, often with many ascending branches, 20-120 cm. Leaves 3-foliolate, sometimes 1-foliolate near the top of the stems; leaflets linear-oblanceolate with silvery appressed hairs beneath. Flowers yellow, marked red near the base, mostly in terminal, laxly-flowered racemes; standard broadly obovate, emarginate. Pods sessile, c. 5 × 4 mm, ovoid-spherical, finely velvety.
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M.(2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Crotalaria filicaulis var. filicaulis. http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=127750, retrieved 26 June 2016