Sturt's Desert Pea

Paula McManus

Adelaide, Australia

Artist's Description

Sturt’s Desert Pea (described as Clianthus formosus) was adopted as the floral emblem of the state of South Australia on 23 November 1961.
The name ’Sturt’s Desert Pea’ was given in honour of Captain Charles Sturt (1795-1869) the British explorer.
The Pea will grow only when the conditions are perfect. They can be found on the open plains and in the arid woodlands in the Northern Territory and all mainland states of Australia, except Victoria.
They are very distinctive and are one of Australia’s best known wildflowers.
The Desert Pea is protected in South Australia.

Camera: Olympus Pen E-PL1

winner of the Spring in the Outback Challenge in the Australian Bush group, October 2010

Featured in The Australian Bush group, October 2010

Featured in Far West and Central NSW June 2011

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