Thursday, June 23, 2011

Purple and Gold

Hardenbergia violacea

Growing in the bush with the golden-flowered wattles featured in last week’s article, are plenty of these little plants. They go by the name of purple wanderer, though people more often call them by their botanical name - Hardenbergia - these days.

They just can’t wait for spring! They start flowering in June, and may be still at it in October.
This little one is wandering up through a dogwood, Jacksonia scoparia, and may be still flowering when it puts out masses of its own, similar-sized bright yellow pea-flowers in September.
See August 2008 for more on the Hardenbergia.

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