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Family Fabaceae

Kennedia rubicunda - Dusky coral pea

A twining plant, with thick, strong hairy stems a couple of metres long. The leaves are trifoliate and coverered in soft rusty-coloured hairs. The flowers are rich dark red marked with black and bear a resemblance to the Sturt's desert pea.

Flowering: spring and summer

Habitat: In sun and semi-shade on sandstone soils. This plant grows in areas with high disturbance and happily co-exists with introduced weeds

Distribution: NSW coast and Blue mountains, also Qld and Vic.

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