Common name: Pinto Peanut, Yellow Peanut Plant
Malay name: Kacang hias, Kacang Pintoi
Scientific name: Arachis pintoi
Conservation status: Cultivated, Naturalised, Introduced (South America)
A low, creeping plant that forms a dense, ground-hugging mat. Leaves are divided into egg-shaped leaflets. It bears yellow, pea-like flowers.
Habit: Perennial herbaceous plant
Cultivation: It is planted by seeds or cuttings
Ecological function: This plant can be used as a groundcover. It fixes nitrogen in soil. Its flowers attract pollinators.
Soil: Sand, loam, clay. It tolerates poor soils and high levels of aluminium and manganese.
Moisture: Moist, well-drained soils
Shade: No shade, semi-shade, full shade