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Native Sarsaparilla

Hardenbergia violacea


Very unusual leaf


Dry schlerophyll forest, much disturbed by motorcycles and farm machinery. Sandy loam soil.


There were sprays of these in an area of garden waste dumping along a bush track so they appeared exotic but they are native to Australia. This is embarrassing. The first identification looked like Purple Pea Bush. One of the Hovia sp. but the leaves are different so I have changed the ID. There was a dirty lens, sorry about the out of focus things

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StephenSolomons 9 years ago

The identity was changed from Hovia sp. to Hardenbergia

alicelongmartin 9 years ago

Beautiful color!

OnengDyah 9 years ago

unique..plant..that colour and shapes..

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2259, New South Wales, Australia

Spotted on Dec 11, 2012
Submitted on Jan 25, 2013

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