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Common name: Native Lilac
Height: 1m but will climb to 3m
Description: Wiry, twining shrub that spreads over the ground or climbs up with support. Shiny, dark green, oval-shaped leaves. Dark purple (sometimes white) pea flowers in winter to summer.
Growing and distribution: Grows in a wide range of soils. Will climb if given a chance but if it does leaves and flowers concentrate at higher level. Best appearance and flowers if kept at ground level.
Beneficial Attributes: Leaves are boiled by Aboriginal people to make a slightly sweet drink. Caterpillar and nectar food plant. Provides excellent habitat due to it’s density allowing animals to hide. Attracts native bees.
Specific location issues: rain>400