Running Postman

Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Kennedia
Species: prostrata
Main Flower Colour: Red


Prostrate or twining herb; stems ± whitish pubescent.

Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets ± circular, rarely broad-obovate, mostly 0.6–2.4 cm long, 1.5–2 cm wide, margins undulate, upper surface ± glabrous, lower surface pubescent; stipules cordate.

Flowers mostly 1 or 2; peduncles 1–3 cm long; bracts stipule-like, 2–4 mm long. Calyx 6–8 mm long. Corolla 15–20 mm long, scarlet; standard obovate with a yellow callus at base.

A widespread species in southern Australia from south Western Australia to north-east New South Wales. It occurs in a variety of habitats including open forest, woodland, grasslands and heath.

Flowering start in April and ends in November.


The main flower colour is red.

References 02 Nov 2014 - Stephen L (Clare) SA
Updated: 20 Nov 2014 - Member - John and Val

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Bio Regions

Flinders Lofty Block (FLB)

Region Specifics

Spring Gully

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