Tephrosia grandiflora is a shrublet of up to 1,5 m of the Fabaceae family. It grows along the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal coastline and inland in eastern Mpumalanga and Limpopo. The habitat is forest margins.
There are about 400 Tephrosia species on earth, many in the tropics. South Africa has about 50 of them growing locally.
The leaves of T. grandiflora are pinnate with the oval leaflets showing many veins. The flowers are pink or magenta, blooming at winter’s end and in spring (Manning, 2009).