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Swainsona formosa

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Swainsona formosa IMG 9384 - After rain, the outback landscape in South Australia's Flinders Ranges is transformed when wildflowers burst into bloom, and few species put on a more spectacular display than Swainsona formosa. Commonly known as 'Sturt's desert pea', this plant, the flower of which is the state's floral emblem, scrambles across stony ground to create a sight that is unforgettable.

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