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Family Fabaceae

Hardenbergia violacea Purple Twining pea

A somewhat woody, weakly twining, creeping plant. Leaves are simple, not divided, ovate and strongly veined. Flowers are in racemes, usually held clear of the foliage and often very conspicuous.

Habitat: Sandy soils, in forest or woodland, often on rocky outcrops. Extremely common and successful as garden plant.

Flowering: Late winter

Distribution: Widespread from S Qld to SA.

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