Sturt Desert pea

It’s such a striking flower and always stands out against the sand of Central Australia, whatever the colour. It is the floral emblem of South Australia, but I have definitely seen more of them in the Northern Territory and few in Western Australia.

a typical spread

From above, you can see that the flower is like a crown of florets.

view from above

And when still quite young, the flower is almost completely red, with no black boss in the centre.


They’re for Cee’s FOTD.


  1. You’ve really captured their vibrant color. As you say, they must look stunning against their sand background. Perhaps it is because winter draws near in my part of the world, but these flowers give me a very holiday feeling. Wishing you well.


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