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Unfortunately I never got to see this beautiful and vivid flower in the wild. The photo was taken in the town's landscaped garden
Wikipedia:Swainsona formosa, Sturt's Desert Pea, is 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, or "boss". It is one of Australia's best known wildflowers. It is native to the arid regions of central and north-western Australia, and its range extends into all mainland Australian states with the exception of Victoria.

The common name honours Charles Sturt, who recorded seeing large quantities of the flowers while exploring central Australia in 1844; the second version of the scientific name honours the naturalist Isaac Swainson.

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  • Copyright: Klaudio Branko Dadich (daddo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2990 W: 103 N: 5166] (23242)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2008-08-29
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/5.6, 1/50 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-06-20 3:25
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