01 June 2012

Sturts Desert Pea

Location: Broken Hill, N.S.W., Sturts Desert Pea was noted by explorer Charles Sturt in 1844.







32 comments:

Liz said...

Gorgeous shots Carole!!

Wanda plain~N~simple said...

What a beautiful, yet odd looking flower. Love the color!

Carletta said...

Love how the color of the plant seems to match the soil. :)
The second shot looks like a lot of little mouths like the plant from Little Shoppe of Horrors. :)
I agree with Wanda - just a little odd looking.
Lovely shots nevertheless!

Kalantikan said...

I've seen Sturt's pea in photos, but haven't seen it in person. Isn't it invasive? The look of the first photo seems to be very vigorous plant and maybe invasive, but the flowers are really beautiful. Now i am thinking of wisteria!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

What an interesting a beautiful plant. Carletta said what came to my mind also, Little Shop of Horrors. I like how you got down to it's level for the photos. I too like the color of the soil. Nice all around.

Hanne Bente said...

Great pictures you show. Wishing you a good weekend. Hanne Bente / hbt.finus.dk

Pieces of Sunshine said...

I've never seen these url, nor even photos of the plant, only the flowers. Quite stunning and unusual, like many other of our natives.

Carole M. said...

Thanks always for feedback; good to know someone is watching!
John: I was lucky I didn’t have to get down onto the red earth for these pics. This seemingly single plant, was growing near the edge of a heavy rustic timber fence. I was almost going to add it here, but will save for another meme further down the track.
Kakantikan: Not vigorous or invasive as far as I know. It was the only flowering Sturt Desert Pea I came across.

Birgitta said...

I have never seen these beutiful flowers before! Gorgeous photos!

Xinie said...

Beautiful flowers! I have never seen this plants!

Happy weekend!
Xinie

NatureFootstep said...

wow, that´s an interesting flower. Would like to explore it for myself. I love it and it is gorgeous against the red dirt too. Thanks for sharing. :)

heyBJK said...

Those are gorgeous and very unique! I've never seen anything like them.

Modern Mom said...

Gorgeous and unique. They look like chilis from afar.

Tulips

Tina´s PicStory said...

very unique and beautiful! thanks for joining us :)

Annchen said...

interesting flower! beautiful pics

guild-rez said...

Great pictures of very beautiful flowers and pictures!!
Gardens and flowers have a way of bringing people together from around the world.

Libby said...

These are just SO amazing - I pinned them to my Nature board! Really GREAT photos!!!

Libby said...

Just signed on as a Follower too!!

Julie said...

Beautiful flowers. I'm impressed!

A wondering star said...

Fantastic to get to know the spectacular plant!
Thanks for sharing

Rocs said...

nice pohotos, i like when i discover flowers thet are as interenting as these ones

Julie said...

The complexity is what grabs me by the throat. I am not at all a religious person, but this flower brings me to the edge.

Jan Castle said...

What a interesting and bright flower...looks good enough to eat!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Those are really unique flowers. Have never seen anything like it. Beautiful.

Heather T. said...

Boy, those are the brightest, reddest things ever! Amazing!

Jeanne said...

Carole, have never seen a dessert pea, but they look amazing. what brilliant colors.

Robert Nicolaescu said...

I never seen before, thanks for sharing! Greetings from Brasov!

Linda said...

Very unusual flower! Stunning - love the color!

Lyn S said...

I've never seen these flowers in real life Carole, what fabulous colours and such a unique shape/design they are!

Luna Miranda said...

wow, this is my first time to see this flower. love the vivid color, the shape is unusual, too. beautiful!

NixBlog said...

Wonderful shots of this beautiful native, Carole!

I am a little late in visiting from last week due to work commitments, but I thank you heartily for your continuing support of Floral Friday Fotos!

Geke said...

What an amazing flower. Never seen these before. Looking at the second photo my first thought was "red peppers". Very intersting plant.