Sturt's desert pea


Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
Related to Sturt's desert pea: Sturt's Desert Rose, Tasmanian Blue Gum

Sturt's desert pea

n
(Plants) Austral the desert pea
[named after Charles Sturt]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Sturt's desert pea - sprawling shrubby perennial noted for its scarlet black-marked flowers; widely distributed in dry parts of Australia
clianthus, glory pea - any of various shrubs or vines of the genus Clianthus having compound leaves and pea-like red flowers in drooping racemes
References in periodicals archive ?
50) stamps depict the Cooktown Orchid Dendrobium phalaenopsis, the Red and Green Kangaroo Paw Anigozanthos manglesii and Sturt's Desert Pea Swainsona Formosa respectively.
Sturt's Desert Pea Swainsona formosa was proclaimed the floral emblem of South Australia in 1961.
Maluku Kuru is the name used by the local Aboriginal people for the Sturt's Desert Pea (Swainsona formosa), which grows in the area.