Sunday, 20 April 2014

Sturt Desert Pea_Swainsona formosa.

Sturt Desert Pea, Swainsona formosa photo taken in Western Australia a few years ago.
It's an Australian plant in the genus Swainsona, named after English botanist Isaac Swainson, famous for its distinctive blood-red leaf-like flowers, each with a bulbous black centre.
The Pea is also a wild flower in some areas of Australia, will grow in an arid environment. 
It grows low and is very pretty in a mass.


16 comments:

  1. What a perfect plant. It looks like a cactus but it isn't.

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  2. What a gorgeously unique looking species of flowering plant .

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  3. How unique and pretty! Blessings to you this weekend.

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  4. Beautiful M Happy Easter to you and your family. Hug B

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    1. Thanks. - same to you and your family...Hugs M xx

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  5. lovely photo M. my mum grew these years ago quite successfully. we are in south australia. she had a green thumb and just loved these plants. i still have her orchids but they haven't flowered since she died in 1982. i guess i didn't get her green thumb :)

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    1. I bet they looked pretty F.
      Gosh about your orchids, that is a very long time to keep them and they don't flower.
      I expect you have sought advice from a few other orchid growers...I don't have a green thumb but then again sometimes I do :)

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