Date of issue
: 1 Oct 1971
: Artists of N.P.B.
Plant: Swainsona formosa
Previously known as Clianthus formosus
: Fabaceae (Leguminosae)
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.