An Australian Government Initiative [logo]
Australian Plants on Stamps - Information about Australia's Flora
ANBG logo
Home > Gardens | CANBR > Plant Information > Cultural History > Stamps

Swainsona formosa stamp
Date of issue: 1 Oct 1971
Designer: Artists of N.P.B.

Plant: Swainsona formosa
Previously known as Clianthus formosus


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.

click to go backreturn to ANBG home pagereturn to STAMPS home pageclick to go forward