May 8 - 14, 2022: Issue 537
Mother's Day 2022: A Celebration Of Pittwater's Mother Nature
This Hardenbergia violacea, photographed in Warriewood by Joe Mills, is a species of Australian flowering Native plant, known in Australia by the common names false sarsaparilla, purple coral pea, happy wanderer, native lilac and waraburra which comes from the Kattang language; Worimi, or Gadjang, also spelt Kattang, Kutthung, Gadhang, Gadang, Gathang.This beautiful plant grows as a climbing vine, but also as a subshrub. Flowering in late Winter and all through Spring it makes a great fence cover which should be pruned after flowering.
There are two other species in Australia; a pale pink form called Hardenbergia ‘Rosea’ and a pure white form as well called Hardenbergia ‘Alba’.
Turimetta Beach photos by Joe Mills Kevin Murray:
Paradise Beach Baths
Narrabeen Lagoon. Photo: Joe Mills