Spring in the Outback: Sturt's Desert Pea  by Carole-Anne

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Detailed closeup portrait of Sturt’s Desert Pea, Swainsona formosa. Outback South Australia. A hardy dry land plant with enormous black and red pea flowers. In good seasons the plants will grow to be 5 metres or more in diameter. The flower is the floral emblem of South Australia.
The plant is especially hard to grow in domestic situations and only flowers in the wild when conditions are absolutely perfect.
Canon 500D, zoom lens.
(Featured in Plants at Risk.)



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  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciabout 3 years ago

    JULY 1st, 2011
    ► See your work in the Permanents Featured Gallery
    ►Please participate in the ongoing Challenges

  • Thank you Mary

    – Carole-Anne

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 2 years ago

    This is lovely
    You may like to add this to both Wildflowers of the World group and Plants at Risk group

  • Thank you – I’ll have a look at those groups.

    – Carole-Anne

  • Digitalbcon
    Digitalbconover 2 years ago

    Amazing color and detail!! What a gorgeous wildflower!!

  • Thank you Blair

    – Carole-Anne

  • Digitalbcon
    Digitalbconover 2 years ago

    Sorry for the delay!!

  • Thank you Blair: that’s fine.

    – Carole-Anne

  • aprilann
    aprilannabout 2 years ago

    Congratulations on winning the Enchanted Flowers Challenge.

    Your prize for winning this challenge is you as an artist will be featured on our homepage along with your winning image.

    Your host – April

  • Thank you April

    – Carole-Anne

  • Sandra Fortier
    Sandra Fortierabout 2 years ago

    Congratulations Carole-Anne. Wonderful wild flower. Better than our dandelion….LOL!

  • Thank you Sandra

    – Carole-Anne

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonabout 2 years ago

    Natures Paintbrush

    BEAUTIFUL work,

  • Thank you Ann

    – Carole-Anne

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELabout 2 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS on your Top 10 Challenge win… well done

  • Thank you Andrea

    – Carole-Anne

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderabout 2 years ago


  • Thank you

    – Carole-Anne

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  • kalaryder
    kalaryderalmost 2 years ago

    Congratulations Joint First Place

  • Thank you

    – Carole-Anne

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