Highlighting Our Native Plants #2

Hardenbergia violacea

Common names: Happy Wandering Pea, Native sarsaparilla; Purple coral pea

Flowering: July – November

Distribution and occurrence: A widespread species occurring in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia. It occurs in a variety of habitats from coast to mountains, usually in open forest/woodland and sometimes in heath.

Description: A ground cover vine that can climb to around 3.5m. A hardy plant from the pea family. Tolerant of a variety of soil types and lives in semi-shade to full sun.

Interesting facts: The Native Sarsaparilla is a bug and beetle favourite. This plant is a must for native bee keepers! A top ten plant for butterflies!

And yes, you can get this beauty at our Native Nursery!

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