Clianthus puniceusLobster claw/Parrot's bill


Family: Leguminosae (Papilionoideae)

Origin: New Zealand (North Island)

A vigorous, climbing evergreen shrub of the pea family with brilliant red, curious claw-like flowers. It is slightly tender, and is usually grown against a wall. There are several red and two white cultivars grown in gardens.

Fruits (pods)

Flowers are succeeded by large dangling pea pods.

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