Photo of the Week

This weeks Photo of the Week was taken Sunday
(October 11, 2015)

Sturt Dessert Pea
Sturt’s Desert Pea

I’d like to say I photographed this famous little flower in the desert somewhere, but I have to be honest and confess I was at the Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden on the north side of Port Augusta.

I had a sneaky feeling, even as we do venture north into the desert, that the wildflower season is long gone.  So while Dean sat and enjoyed the ‘big race‘, I took myself off the enjoy a walk around the gardens, with the hope that I would see the Sturt’s Desert Pea.

It was the last flower I saw as I was leaving and thank goodness I turned left instead of right.


Author: Clare

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14 thoughts

    1. Hey Badfish,

      No, the black thing is referred to as the ‘boss’ of the flower. Not sure what that is but I think it is related to the organs and the pollination process leading to the (eventual) production of the peas. The info on Wikipedia is interesting to read if you have a minute or two. Thanx for stopping by.



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