desert pea


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desert pea

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(Plants) an Australian trailing leguminous plant, Clianthus formosus, with scarlet flowers
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Noun1.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
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2015), Nature's Gifts: the Australian Lectures of Henry George on the Ownership of Land and Other Natural Resources, Desert Pea Press, Sydney.
Central West farmers experiencing hardship are encouraged to the visit Mobile Service Centre Desert Pea where they can meet with Department of Human Services staff and discuss possible government assistance.
Maluku Kuru is the name used by the local Aboriginal people for the Sturt's Desert Pea (Swainsona formosa), which grows in the area.