Hardenbergia comptoniana (Andr.) Benth.

Wild Sarsaparilla

Climbing plant. Leaves of 3-5 leaflets, more or less ovate, to 10 cm long, 4 cm wide; stipules and stipellae ovate. Flower clusters pendulous, to 20 cm long; winter to spring. Corolla blue to purple, rarely white. Standard to about 1 cm long with a yellowish central spot. Fruit pod linear, 3-4 cm long.

SW WA. Naturalised near Jervis Bay, NSW.

Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Fabaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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Distribution map
kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Fabales
family       Fabaceae
genus        Hardenbergia Benth.