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Gossypium sturtianum stamp
Date of issue: 1 Oct 1971
Designer: Artists at N.P.B.

Plant: Gossypium sturtianum

Family: MALVACEAE

Sturt's Desert Rose
Erect or rounded shrub to 2m.
Hibiscus-like flowers, bluish-purple with red centres.
Flower in winter and spring.
Occurs in arid areas of NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, WA.
Floral emblem of Northern Territory.


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