Sturt's Desert pea

Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Swainsona
Species: formosa
Main Flower Colour: Red

Description

A spreading vine that can vary in size and habit, with large plants sometimes standing semi-erect, up to 1m tall. Germinates and flowers rapidly after rain. Colour variants are sometimes found.

Identification

The main flower colour is red. Large heads of scarlet flowers, each flower up to 7cm long. Usually a black or dark red shiny "boss" in the centre of each flower.

References

http://florabase.dpaw.wa.gov.au/browse/profile/12356

Created: 21 Feb 2014 - Lance L
Updated: 23 Aug 2015 - Member - John and Val

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Location

Bio Regions

STP - Stony Plains

GAW - Gawler

Specifics

Coober Pedy

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