Sturt's desert pea

noun

ˈstərts-
variants or less commonly Sturt 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

Word History

Etymology

probably from the name Sturt

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“Sturt's desert pea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Sturt%27s%20desert%20pea. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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