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Swainsona formosa stamp
Date of issue: 1 Oct 1971
Designer: Artists of N.P.B.

Plant: Swainsona formosa
Previously known as Clianthus formosus

Family:FABACEAE

Sturt's Desert Pea
Trailing plant spreading to 2m.
Grey-green pinnate leaves.
Brilliant red flowers with black 'boss' centre.
Occurs in arid areas of WA, SA, NT, NSW, Qld.
State floral emblem of South Australia.


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