Coast Swainson-pea

Scientific NameSwainsona lessertiifolia
Size and formA scrambling and perennial herb 10-30cm high and 40cm-1m wide.
Flowers, leaves and fruitThe showy raceme of bright purple pea flowers occurs from June to December. Fruit is a plump, oblong hairy pod. Leaves are dark green, compound and hairy below with narrow elliptic leaflets.
Growing conditionsGrows on coastal dune environments. Prefers sandy soils and a full-sun to semi-shade position.