Sturt's desert pea


an Australian plant, Swainsona formosa, with brilliant scarlet and black flowers, found in inland desert country; the floral emblem of SA.
Also, Sturt's pea. {named after Charles Sturt}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Sturt's desert pea — noun sprawling shrubby perennial noted for its scarlet black marked flowers; widely distributed in dry parts of Australia • Syn: ↑desert pea, ↑Sturt pea, ↑Clianthus formosus, ↑Clianthus speciosus • Hypernyms: ↑glory pea, ↑clianthus * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • desert pea — noun sprawling shrubby perennial noted for its scarlet black marked flowers; widely distributed in dry parts of Australia • Syn: ↑Sturt pea, ↑Sturt s desert pea, ↑Clianthus formosus, ↑Clianthus speciosus • Hypernyms: ↑glory pea, ↑clianthus …   Useful english dictionary

  • desert pea — /dɛzət ˈpi/ (say dezuht pee) noun → Sturt s desert pea …   Australian English dictionary

  • Sturt-Nationalpark — Harter, steiniger Wüstenboden (Gibber plains) im Sturt Nationalpark …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Sturt pea — noun sprawling shrubby perennial noted for its scarlet black marked flowers; widely distributed in dry parts of Australia • Syn: ↑desert pea, ↑Sturt s desert pea, ↑Clianthus formosus, ↑Clianthus speciosus • Hypernyms: ↑glory pea, ↑clianthus …   Useful english dictionary

  • Desert — Not to be confused with dessert. This article is about dry terrain. For the act of abandoning or withdrawing support, see desertion. For other uses, see Desert (disambiguation) …   Wikipedia

  • Charles Sturt — For other uses, see Charles Sturt (disambiguation). Charles Sturt Born 28 April 1795 (1795 0 …   Wikipedia

  • glory pea — noun any of various shrubs or vines of the genus Clianthus having compound leaves and pea like red flowers in drooping racemes • Syn: ↑clianthus • Hypernyms: ↑shrub, ↑bush • Hyponyms: ↑desert pea, ↑Sturt pea, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • glory-pea — /glawr ee pee , glohr /, n. either of two trailing plants, Clianthus formosus or C. puniceus, of Australia and New Zealand, having showy red flowers. [1840 50] * * * gloˈry pea noun The papilionaceous genus Clianthus, consisting of Sturt s desert …   Useful english dictionary

  • Charles Sturt University — Coat of Arms of Charles Sturt University Motto For the public good Established 1989 Type Public …   Wikipedia

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