Sturt's Desert Rose by Michael John

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The is the rare, endangered spring flowering Sturt’s Desert Rose (Gossypium sturtianum).

This photo was taken in the Northern Territory, outback Australia.

Sturt’s Desert Rose is the floral emblem of the Northern Territory.

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I live in Australia and enjoy bushwalking in the great outdoors, especially the world heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park.

My photographic interests are pretty much related to Australian landscapes, rustic Australia, historic Australia, Australian wildlife, flora, fauna, birds, etc. Guess I love the country I was born and live in.

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  • Michael Matthews
    Michael Matthewsalmost 5 years ago

    When I saw this flower in the challenge I decided that I liked it after all. I’m used to seeing flowers in the shade with full colour but the sun on the greenery works well as a frame for this beautiful flower.

  • Thanks Michael!

    – Michael John

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderalmost 5 years ago

    How gorgeous
    Would you like to add to ENdangered or vulnerable plants group

  • Thanks…will do.

    – Michael John

  • Susan van Zyl
    Susan van Zylover 4 years ago

    Thank you for the submission into the Flower & Leaf Detail group
    13 October 2010

  • Thank you Susan.

    – Michael John

  • Digitalbcon
    Digitalbconover 4 years ago

    Very beautifully captured Michael!! Interesting wildflower!

  • Thank you for commenting Blair.

    – Michael John

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 4 years ago

  • Thanks Ray.

    – Michael John

  • Jaclyn Hughes
    Jaclyn Hughesover 4 years ago

    for participating in the Breast Cancer Awareness Challenge & supporting the cause.

  • Thanks for that Jaclyn.

    – Michael John

  • Jaclyn Hughes
    Jaclyn Hughesover 4 years ago

    You’re very welcome hun :)

  • Virginia McGowan
    Virginia McGowanalmost 4 years ago

    beautiful,superb photo …. I grew one once, [Mermaid Beach] I was into natives gardens in a big way….they have prickles along the stems, no fun!

  • Ashame about the prickles! Thanks Virginia.

    – Michael John

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture Michael

  • Thanks Larry

    – Michael John

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 3 years ago

    Lovely capture Michael

  • Thanks

    – Michael John

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