Plants of the Castlemaine District

Purple Coral-pea - native (Hardenbergia violacea)



Family: Fabaceae (Pea family).


Other names: Sarsaparilla.



Name. Hardenbergia: after the Austrian Countess Franziska von Hardenberg, who was sister of Baron von Hugel.

Photos. 1: Purple Coral-pea climbing a wattle. Chiltern. Here some of the peas have climbed to well over head height.

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2: In flower. Kalimna, Castlemaine. 3: Dense regeneration after a bush fire. Nener Track, Humboldt.

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4: Prostrate plant. Kalimna. 5: Hardenbergia hedge. Wangaratta.