Sturt's desert pea

noun
\ˈstərts-\
variants: or less commonly Sturt pea

Definition of Sturt's desert pea 

: a glory pea (Clianthus speciosus) that is a sprawling shrubby perennial with long villous stems and pinnate leaves, that is noted for its scarlet black-marked flowers, and that is widely distributed in dry parts of Australia

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History and Etymology for Sturt's desert pea

probably from the name Sturt

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