Hardenbergia comptonianaCommon name: Native Wisteria

Meaning of name: Hardenbergia honours Franziska, Countess of Hardenberg, an active patron of botany. Comptoniana honours Mary, 1st Marchioness of Northampton who introduced the plant to cultivation in Britain about 1810. (Compton is the family name of the Northamptons)

Distribution: Occurs from Cockleshell Gully to Albany.

Remarks: A vigorous twining shrub or climber. The blue to purple, or white, flowers are produced from June to September.

References: Western Australian Plant Names and their Meanings, a Glossary. FA Sharr. 1996.
Flora of the Perth Region. NG Marchant, JR Wheeler, BL Rye, EM Bennett, NS Lander, TD Macfarlane. 1987.