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Sturts Desert Pea ( Swainsona Formosa ) Was Adopted As The Floral Emblem Of Sout ...

Sturts Desert Pea ( Swainsona Formosa ) Was Adopted As The Floral Emblem Of Sout ...

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File name: TripNorth72_3_SturtsDesertPea_g.jpg
Format: film, 35mm
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Source: photographer Based in: Australia

Description: Sturts Desert Pea ( Swainsona formosa ) was adopted as the floral emblem of South Australia in Nov 1961 . This image was taken in the desert in the far north of SA . Captain Charles Sturt ( 1795 1869 ) noted plant in 1844 while exploring between Adelaide & Central Australia . The common name commemorates the explorer of inland Australia & the plants habitat & family .

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