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Swainsona formosa (Sturt pea; Sturt's Desert Pea; Lobster Claw; Glory Pea; Desert Pea)

Synonyms: Clianthus dampieri; Clianthus formosus; Clianthus speciosus; Donia speciosa

Wikipedia Abstract

Swainsona formosa, Sturt's Desert Pea, is an Australian plant in the genus Swainsona, named after English botanist Isaac Swainson, famous for its distinctive blood-red leaf-like flowers, each with a bulbous black centre, or "boss". It is one of Australia's best known wildflowers. It is native to the arid regions of central and north-western Australia, and its range extends into all mainland Australian states with the exception of Victoria.
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Emblem of

South Australia


Lampides boeticus (bean butterfly)[1]


Australia (native); Sri Lanka (introduced);

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1Species Interactions of Australia Database, Atlas of Living Australia, Version ala-csv-2012-11-19
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