A creeping plant from the pea flower family. Its leaves respond to touch by drooping or closing up in defense. Each leaf is a compound leaf made up of many leaflets. Its flowers are purple-pink, ball-shaped and form clusters at the ends of stalks. It produces pods which bear seeds.
Status: Least concern, Introduced (Central and South America)
Cultivation: Planted by seeds or transplanting
Ecological Function: Attracts pollinators, nitrogen fixer
Pollinators: Large bees, small bees, butterflies
Soil: Loam, organic soils
Moisture: Moist soil
Shade: Partial shade, no shade