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Running Postman

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Scientific name
Kennedia prostrata
Common name
Running Postman
Plants that Clothe the Bluff
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Plant Form
Ground covers
Where to find
Cliff and Plateau
Foliage
The leaf margins are wavy grey-green in colour. Smooth upper surface with slightly hairy under surface.
Flower
Bright scarlet-red pea flowers with a yellow center; scattered along the stem.
Size
H Prostrate x W Spreading
Flowering
J F M A M J J A S O N D
Description

This stunning wildflower forms tangled mats on open sandy areas. The bright scarlet-red pea flowers scattered along the stem give rise to seed pods that are red-brown when ripe.

Running Postman colonises in disturbed areas and after fire. Tolerates salt winds; drought-tolerant when established.

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