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.
2: In flower. Kalimna, Castlemaine. 3: Dense regeneration after a bush fire. Nener Track, Humboldt.
4: Prostrate plant. Kalimna. 5: Hardenbergia hedge. Wangaratta.