Swainsona formosa: Sturt’s Desert Pea Scarf
Luxurious 100% silk crepe de chine shawl scarf
Limited Issue of 80
Size: 170 x 110cm [approx]
Scarf comes delivered in a box, hand signed by the artist, making it the perfect personal or corporate gift.
Sturt’s Desert Pea Swainsona formosa
Plant family: Fabaceae
Floral Emblem of South Australia (1961).
Location: Fabaceae is confined to Australia, where it occurs in all mainland States except Victoria.
Appearance: In its natural habitat Sturt’s Desert Pea is a perennial plant with silky grey-green pinnate foliage arising from prostrate stems. The leaves are covered with downy hairs. The flowers are about 9cm long arranged in clusters of six to eight on short, thick, erect stalks. The petals are usually blood red or scarlet with a glossy black swelling at the base of the uppermost petal, the standard.
Habitat: Arid woodlands and open plains. It is able to withstand the marked extremes of temperature experienced in inland deserts and light frosts.
Season: Following heavy rains it flowers as an ephemeral.
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