Sturt's Desert pea

Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Swainsona
Species: formosa
Main Flower Colour: Red


A spreading vine that can vary in size and habit, with large plants sometimes standing semi-erect, up to 1m tall. Germinates and flowers rapidly after rain. Colour variants are sometimes found.


The main flower colour is red. Large heads of scarlet flowers, each flower up to 7cm long. Usually a black or dark red shiny "boss" in the centre of each flower.

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Bio Regions

Stony Plains (STP), Gawler (GAW), Pilbara (PIL)

Region Specifics

Coober Pedy

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