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Erythrina vespertilio


A small tropical tree found on all mainland states of Australia except Victoria, mainly in open woodlands but extends to arid areas and rainforest margins. It has red pea flowers in winter-spring and usually flowers when there are no leaves on the tree.The tree is drought deciduous. The leaves are bifoliolate or trifoliolate 4-6" long. The leaflets have a broad wedge-shape with three lobes, resembling a bat's open wings. The trunk has thorns and branches with bark that is deeply furrowed and corky and creamy-grey in colour. It grows best in well-drained soils and full sun. Also grows well in containers.


Biological Name: Erythrina vespertilio
Common Name: Bat Wing Coral Tree
Family: Fabaceae
Exposure: Full Sun
Flower Color: Orange-red
Flower Time: winter-spring
Height: 20-30'
Width: variable
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Hardenbergia, Acacia, Senna and Casuarinas have nitrogen-fixing nodules on their root systems to help provide nitrogen for other plants close to them?

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