Townsville stylo

Stylosanthes humilis

Townsville stylo is a low growing annual (sometimes perennial), prostrate to erect legume. It may reach 50-70 cm in height. Townsville stylo has a taproot and may develop adventitious roots several inches from the taproot when the plant is heavily grazed or under high moisture conditions. The stems are narrow, hairy, many-branched, erect but they may be prostrate under high moisture conditions and then root from the nodes.