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Running Postman

Scientific Name: Kennedia prostrata

Description: This stunning wildflower forms tangled mats on open sandy areas. The bright scarlet-red pea flowers scattered along the stem give rise to seed pods that are red-brown when ripe. Running Postman colonises in disturbed areas and after fire. It can tolerate salt winds and is drought-tolerant when established. The flower’s nectar is a traditional food source for the Wadawurrung.

Plant form: Ground covers
Where to find: The Bluff
Foliage: Smooth upper, slightly hairy underneath with wavy grey-green margins
Flower: Bright scarlet-red pea flowers with a yellow center, scattered along the stem
Flowering: August – December