Kennedia prostrata

Common name: 

Running Postman

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

All regions except Riverina, Gippsland Highlands, Snowfields (BCDEHJKMNPRSTWXZ) all States except NT

Map - Australia's Virtual Herbarium

Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Mostly found north of Darby Saddle in dry forests, woodlands and heathlands1

Flower description:



Prostrate, creeping herb2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

The leaves of this species are divided into three oval/circular leaflets that have wavy margins. Flowers are scarlet and have a yellow base. The seed pod is cylindrical, 20-50 mm long and hairy1,2

Image of Kennedia prostrata
Image of Kennedia prostrata
Image of Kennedia prostrata Image: David Meagher
Conservation status:

Not threatened


1 Meagher, D. and Kohout, M. (2001). “A field guide to Wilsons Promontory”. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic.
2 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria