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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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.
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Beautiful!!Thank you for the submission into the Flower & Leaf Detail group13 October 2010
Thank you Susan.
Very beautifully captured Michael!! Interesting wildflower!
Thank you for commenting Blair.
for participating in the Breast Cancer Awareness Challenge & supporting the cause.
Thanks for that Jaclyn.
You’re very welcome hun :)
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.
Wonderful capture Michael
Lovely capture Michael
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