The Country Diary of a GenX Woman

Coral Vine

20130909 024The Coral Vine (Kennedia Coccinia) lives up to its name whenever it finds something to climb.  Twining its way up, then reaching out for more holds with its slender tendrils.  Throughout most of the forest, it forms a striking red carpet at this time of year, but every now and then it finds a suitable tree and shoots upwards.   This plant appears only in the part of the forest we burnt in 2010.  It is creating its own ecosystem, providing shade and habitat, even in summer.  It would make a great cover on a fence, but only grows in the shade, so we will just have to enjoy it in its natural setting.


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