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Friday 31 August 2012


Kennedia coccinea (Coral Vine) is a species of flowering plant in the family Fabaceae, endemic to the south-west of Western Australia. It is a low growing trailing shrub or climber which has twining rust-coloured branchlets with rounded leaflets that are about 1.5 cm long and occur in threes. Orange red or scarlet pea flowers are produced in clusters between August and November in its native range.

The species was first formally described by E.P. Ventenat in 1804 in Jardin de la Malmaison. Two varieties were described in Paxton's Magazine of Botany in 1835, namely var. elegans and var. coccinea. Three further varieties were transferred from the genus Zichya in 1923 by Domin, namely var. molly , var. and var. villosa. Currently, the Western Australian Herbarium recognises only two informal subspecies known tentatively as subsp. Coastal and subsp. Inland. The species is naturally adapted to sandy or lighter soils and prefers some shade. It is resistant to drought and has some frost tolerance. Plants can be propagated by scarified seed or cuttings of semi-mature growth.

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  1. Hello everyone, sorry for being late this week, however, I only just got back from a trip to Perth. The wildflowers over in Western Australia are beginning to bloom as you can see from the photo above!

  2. Hello Nick, yes that is beautiful, is it a weed there too? I thought the FFF will not be up anymore, been checkin many times since Thursday :)

  3. Hello Nick,
    what a beautiful picture of your flowering vine.
    Coral Vine, a native to Mexico (Antigonon leptopus) grows in my garden as an annual.
    This fast-growing vine has heart-shaped leaves and large panicles of pink or white flowers.
    Have to post a picture:)
    - Cheers Gisela.

  4. I love the orange and pink combination on these flowers!! :)
    Thanks for hosting!

  5. The flower is beautiful. Don't worry about being late. I know I will be looking forward to seeing all the flower photos from your trip.

  6. These flowers have beautiful colors! Am glad that you are okay!

  7. Such a wonderful flower! Almost looks like something we call a "sweet pea". And I love the color! Sorry I didn't get to link up this week - company and too much going on.

  8. What gorgeous colors your Coral Vine has. Beautiful orange and pink combination. Thank you for hosting.

  9. Interesting colour combination two colours I would never consider wearing together. :)

  10. Wonderful colors in red and orange. Beautiful photo !

  11. Using a new computer, am finally able to comment here. Wish this one was available in the Pacific Northwest of the US. Love the colors.