Coast Swainson-pea

Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Swainsona
Species: lessertiifolia
Main Flower Colour: Purple


Swainsona lessertiifolia, commonly known as the Coast Swainson-pea, is a sprawling, largely coastal, perennial herb in the pea family that is endemic to south-eastern Australia. It grows to about 50 cm in height, has divided leaves and bears sprays of rich purple pea flowers. It is found in coastal dune communities.

Flowering start in June and ends in January.


The main flower colour is purple.

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Bio Regions

Kanmantoo (KAN)

Region Specifics

Kangaroo Island

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