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Sturt's desert pea
Title : Sturt's desert pea Sturt's desert pea
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Creator : Fensom, David Sydney, photographer
Date of creation : 2006
Format : Photograph
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Description :

Photograph of a Sturt's desert pea in bloom (taken 13 March 2006)

Named after the well-known explorer Charles Sturt, the Sturt's desert pea has been the floral emblem of South Australia since 1961. The plant is part of the Leguminosae family, which also includes edible peas and beans and the wattles. It is found in central Australia's arid zone.
Related names :

Sturt, Charles, 1795-1869

Coverage year : 2006
Further reading :

The Sturt pea, clianthus formosus : a protected plant in South Australia , [Adelaide] : National Parks and Wildlife Service S.A., [1974?]

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