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Date of issue: 5 July 2005
Designer: Janet Boschen

Engraver: Australia Post Design Studio

Plant: Swainsona formosa

Family: Fabaceae

Sturt's Desert Pea
Trailing plant with grey, pinnate leaves to 15 cm long, on stems spreading to 2 m. It may be an annual or short-lived perennial. Bears pea-flowers, 5–6 cm long, of brilliant red with black boss on erect peduncles. Other colour variants are known. Flowers appear in spring. Distribution: Semi-arid areas of WA, SA, NT, NSW, Qld.

Propagation From scarified seed.

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