Psoralea pinnata is an erect evergreen shrub or small tree that grows to a height of to tall.
This plant has fine deep green linear leaves
that are deeply divided with a length of about . The linear leaf blades occur in crowded alterante spirals are to in width and taper from the base.
This plant blooms
pea shaped sweet smelling flowers
between October and December. in large clusters toward the end of the branches.
Flowering is followed by the production of small pods
, each of these contain a single dark brown seed
is a native of South Africa
but is also an established alien species in other countries particularly Southern Australiaand
has many common names. In Africa
the plant is commonly known as the Fountain Bush
, it also is called penwortel
and is known as umhlonishwa
by the Zulu
, where P. pinnata
is a weed, it is known as Taylorina
and in Western Australia
it is also known as the Blue Broom
or the Albany Broom
. In other parts of the world it is also called the African scurf pea
, Blue Psoralea
and the Dally Pine