Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Sturt's Desert Pea

Sturt's Desert Pea, Swainsona Formosa, is the floral emblem of South Australia.

This year they are in abundance with large areas near Roxby Downs and Broken Hill covered in the bright red blooms. The best displays the locals have seen for 10 years.

Amongst the red there are a few mutant varieties . Searching for these has become a local past time and the tourist information centres are handing out "Treasure Maps".

Georgie Sharp - View my 'sturtpea' photos on Flickriver

Along with the Sturt Pea many other wildflowers are in bloom and the countryside is very picturesque. The contrast between skeletons of trees, a legacy of the drought, and the soft undergrowth is quite striking.

Georgie Sharp - View my 'sawildflowers' photos on Flickriver

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