Kennedia Vent.

Coral Peas

Commemorating Lewis Kennedy, 18–19th century English nurseryman

Prostrate, trailing to climbing perennial herbs. Leaves alternate, with 3 pinnately arranged leaflets; stipules present. Flowers in axillary clusters, paired or solitary. Calyx teeth about as long as the flower tube, the upper ones united at the base. Stamens united into 2 groups. Fruit pod cylindrical or flattened.

Grown for their utility as climbing or scrambling plants and their interesting foliage and flowers.

About 16 species Australia-wide.

Seed (pretreated), cuttings.

Leaves of 3 pinnately arranged leaflets; bracteoles absent; flowers mostly reddish and more than 1 cm long.

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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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Fabales
family       Fabaceae
Higher taxa
Subordinate taxa
species         Kennedia prostrata R.Br.
species         Kennedia rubicunda (Schneev.) Vent.