The flowering climbers in the Reserve are a real feature in these gorgeous days of Spring.
With starry white flowers, this clematis is also known as the Headache vine or Forest Clematis. This is a strong climber with glossy leaves and the flowers are white, in creamy clusters. According to the Flora of Melbourne (2014), the leaves were once crushed and inhaled by Aborigines to relieve headaches.
This climber, Common Hovea, can be found among the grasses of the Reserve. It has purple pea flowers and sometimes comes in white.
The blue flowers of the Love Creeper simply glow.
Wonga vine – Pandorea pandorana
The Wonga Wonga vine is a strong climber, scrambing over other shrubs. The tips of each bell are stained maroon pink.