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.
From above, you can see that the flower is like a crown of florets.
And when still quite young, the flower is almost completely red, with no black boss in the centre.
They’re for Cee’s FOTD.