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Glycine Pea Australian Species possibly G. Tabacina Seeds
Packet of 25+ seeds of this native Glycine pea species.
I like this plant a lot, but I must tell you straight away although it looks right to me, I am not 100% certain it is Glycine Tabacina.
I am not 100% sure on the ID of this plant, and neither is the person who I sourced them from, and we both would really love confirmation, so hit me up via the fairdinkumseeds contact form if you do know for sure.
If it is, then that is AWESOME, but on the off chance it is not, it will no doubt be one of the other similar native Glycine species.
Incidentally, Glycine is the same family as the standard soya bean. Used to produce vast amounts of stockfeed, products like soy milk, tofu and TVP, and that is why the CSRIO has invested so much time and money into research of these species. Their potentual for use as a food or rotational crop with other species is really promising too, often increasing the yields of following crops when grown as a green manure as we now commonly grow Glycine max.
I can tell you that this is a prolific sprawling vine that flowers and sets seeds profusely, idea for under fruit trees to keep the grass down. It is very attractive too with the little purple flowers. It reshoots from the base of the plant and as long as it is left with 1cm of stem remaining on the stumps it will keep coming back again and again. Ideal for mulch or green manure production.
IF it is infact Glycine tabacina(as we suspect but as yet can not confirm), it would also have been know by the following names in the past.
Kennedia tabacina, Sertum austro-caledonicum, Leptolobium elongatum, Leguminosarum Generibus, Leptocyamus elongatus, Kennedynella elongata, Kennedynella tabacina, Desmodium novo-hollandicum, Glycine tabacina var. tabacina, Glycine tabacina var. uncinata, Glycine tomentosa, Leptocyamus tabacina, Glicine Pea, Glycine Pea, Glicine or Variable Glycine.
That’s it folks, you now have all my knowledge.
Oh yeah nearly forgot!
Another thing I remember is that the root of many native Glycine species were roasted and eaten by Aboriginies, Glycine tabacina being one of them, tastes like licorice apparently. As I can’t be 100% sure of the identity of these fellas I don’t recommend eating it, just a bit of trivia.
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