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infestation (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
climbing habit (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
creeping habit (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
creeping stems and leaves (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
close-up of stem and leaf stalks covered in rusty-coloured hairs (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
close-up of leaf with three leaflets (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
flower buds (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
flowers (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
close-up of flower (Photo: Greg Jordan)
close-up of immature fruit (Photo: Greg Jordan)
running postman, Kennedia prostrata (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
Kennedia rubicunda Vent.
Fabaceae (Queensland, the ACT, Victoria, Tasmania, and the Northern Territory)Fabaceae: sub-family Faboideae (New South Wales)Leguminosae (South Australia)Papilionaceae (Western Australia)
coral pea, dusky coral pea, dusky coral-pea, red Kennedy pea
Native to the coastal and sub-coastal districts of eastern Australia (i.e. north-eastern Victoria, eastern New South Wales and eastern Queensland).
Naturalised in south-eastern Australia (i.e. in Tasmania and beyond its native range in Victoria).
Dusky coral pea (Kennedia rubicunda) is regarded as an environmental weed in Tasmania and those parts of Victoria that are outside its native range. This species is seen as a potential threat to one or more vegetation formations in Victoria, and is currently of most concern in the southern parts of this state. For example, it is listed as an environmental weed in Knox City, has been targeted for removal from the Kananook Creek area south of Melbourne, and is listed as a potential environmental weed or "sleeper weed" in Frankston City.
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