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Comesperma volubile

Love Creeper

Gentle twiner with angled stems.

Additional information

  • FamilyPolygalaceae
  • StoreyMiddle storey
  • SizeSlender twiner to 3 m high
  • Plant groupingClimbers & creepers
  • LeavesVery few narrow leaves to 45 mm long.
  • Flower colourBlue
  • Flowering timeAugust to December.
  • FlowersSprays of small pea-like flowers displayed prominently.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsWell drained soils where roots have a cool root run, in woodland and open forests. Light frost. Dappled and semi shade.
  • Garden useA beautiful creeper that suddenly 'appears' when in flower, but very difficult to propagate and establish.
  • Commercially availableAustralian plant & indigenous nurseries
  • Conservation statusWidespread within the Shire
Photographer/s: 1 Yarra Ranges Council photo library; 2 Cathy Powers ©; 3, 4 Marilyn Bull ©

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