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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miumiu (6113) 2014-06-20 4:18
Thank you very much for your kind comment on my photo!
This is a wonderful picture again!
l like the vivid colours of these wild and special flowers.
The composition is superb.
Have a nice weekend
Sergiom (70532) 2014-06-20 5:10
J'aime beaucoup ce plan serré sur ce très beau bouquet de fleurs multicolores. Une symphonie très achevée d'une belle netteté .
vjmite (4186) 2014-06-20 8:02
Great job of presenting these flowers to us. Good composition and sharpness, and the colours are very realistic.
siudzi (34141) 2014-06-20 11:41
An interesting nature study. These red flowers look so unique and original and built a fantastic photo subject. Well presented with good DOF and sharpness. TFS.
Have a nice weekend!
kasianowak (7723) 2014-06-21 0:22
No football theme today?? ;-)
Seriously though... I just love these beautiful flowers, their unusual shape and vivid colours.
Given you live in Australia you will, hopefully, one day, see them growing in the wild. :-)
emka (89301) 2014-06-21 10:16
Hi Klaudio, I also knew this flower from photos but I haven't seern it wild. Apparently it is difficult. I was probably in wrong time but also in the garden of alice Springs there were no these Desert Peas. Excellent shot.
Warm regrads MAlgo
COSTANTINO (61391) 2014-06-24 22:25
Hello my dear friend
original version with great delicate details
its the first time I see flowers like these
with a wonderful photo taken in the towns
this shot is an hymne to the Nature
great presentation of these red flowers
looki so unique
thanks a lot for this beauty
have a nice time