The villosa jointvetches grow in similar regions to the American
jointvetches, but are perennial. The two released cultivars are Reid
The villose jointvetches are spreading, slightly woody perennials for the 1000-2000 mm
coastal subtropics, southern tropics and less fertile tropical tablelands. They grow best
on sandy loams to light clays.
While erect to 1 m when ungrazed, under grazing they become more prostrate and
extremely tolerant of constant heavy grazing. They will continue to set seed under these
conditions, although they are more productive when managed.
The villose jointvetches will grow with tussock or creeping grasses,
and can be sown with Verano or shrubby
stylos in the north, or with Shaw creeping vigna,
white clover or Bargoo
jointvetch in the south.