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Saving the Small Purple Pea - ID Workshop


24th Sep 2018 10:30am-1:30pm


Burrendong Arboretum, Wellington


Libby McIntyre on 0429 019 309 or


The Small Purple Pea or Swainsona recta is an endangered plant located in the Central West of NSW. It is listed under the Federal Government Environment Protection and Biodiversity Act 1999.

Loss and degradation of habitat along with increased grazing pressure, land clearing and competition from invasive weeds have contributed to the decline of the Small Purple Pea.

Populations of the Small Purple Pea are known to occur in remnant grassland and woodlands around Mandurama, Wellington and Mudgee. The plants die back in summer, surviving as root stock until they re-shoot in autumn and flower for only three weeks in Spring.

Funding from the Federal Government's National Landcare Program will undertake works to assist in the recovery of the Small Purple Pea. Activities will include identification workshops, on-ground surveys to find new populations, weed control and fire management. Local Land Services are working with community and local government to protect this beautiful endangered plant.

How can I be involved?

  • Come along to one of our Small Purple Pea identification workshops to learn more about the plant, it's threats and how you can assist in the recovery of the species.
  • Volunteer at one of our regional surveys between 17 and 28 September.
  • No skills necessary!