Kennedia rubicunda (FABACEAE) Dusky Coral Pea

Plants to Plant

Vigorous, scrambling vine capable of forming dense mats. Rusty stems to 4 m with silky hairs. Common on sandy and stony soils throughout Brisbane. Leaves alternate, trifoliolate (in groups of 3). Flowers are dark red or purple in groups of 2-12. Flowers are food for Lewin’s Honeyeater, Brown Honeyeater and Eastern Spinebill. A hardy plant and prefers full or partial sun.

Red flowers. Photo: Robert Whyte


Plant and leaves can be hard to tell apart from weeds in the Fabaceae family (such as Glycine and Siratro) unless it is flowering.
Photo: Robert Whyte