Queensland Native Seeds

Hardenbergia violacea

Scientific NameHardenbergia violacea
CategoriesNitrogen FixerProstrate ShrubVine
Common Name(s)Purple Coral Pea, Sarsaparilla, Waraburra
FamilyFabaceae, Subfamily Faboideae


"Climbing or prostrate, glabrous subshrub; stems often to 2 m long." (PlantNET)


Hardenbergia violacea is a commonly utilised native plant in rehabilitation works. Both the climbing and prostrate-shrubby forms are commercialised. Winter and Spring rainfall favours the availability of seed.

Historical Notes


Coastal occurences in South Australia. Coastal to inland areas throughout Victoria, NSW and Qld to as far north as the Windsor Tableland. The western limit of its known distribution in Qld is Carnarvon Park.

Distribution Map | Hardenbergia violacea | Queensland Native Seeds

Hardenbergia violacea | inflorescence | Queensland Native Seeds
Hardenbergia violacea | habit | Queensland Native Seeds
Hardenbergia violacea | depiction by Sylvia Seiler, Killara, West Boondooma | Queensland Native Seeds

References and Related Links

PlantNET (The NSW Plant Information Network System). Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust, Sydney. http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au [Accessed: July 14, 2020]