Scientific namePsoralea pinnata is an erect shrub or small tree which grows up to 4 m high, with blue, lilac and white pea-shaped flowers which bloom from October to December.
It is best grown from seed. A handful of soil taken from below the parent plant and added to the seed tray is generally helpful when sowing Fabaceae seeds. This helps to ensure that the symbiotic mycorrhiza which grow on the roots and encourage nutrient uptake are present. Seedlings should be planted along a stream or in an area which receives a substantial amount of water.
As with most Fabaceae, growing Psoralea pinnata is quite difficult from cuttings.
We are in need of this species! Can you help? Maybe you have this species at home, or perhaps you can collect seeds or cuttings (if applicable) from friends or from a public space. If so, why don't you help establish this species in areas where it is much needed!
Conservation status: Least Concern
This species was selected because it has various important characteristics.
Easy to grow
Suitable for wet sites
It provides food for:
Psoralea pinnata is indigenous to: Cape Flats Sand Fynbos