Australian wild flowers Sturt’s Desert Pea (Swainsona formosa) / Spectacular Flower of Blood / Named after Captain Charles Sturt to commemorate his explorations of inland Australia. / A creeping vine that runs along the ground and the most spectacular of all desert flowers. / The floral emblem of South Australia.
Tea tree (Leptospermum minutifolium). Most species are endemic to Australia, but some species grow in New Zealand,Malaysia. A shrub or small tree, early settlers soaked the leaves in boiling water to make a brewed tea rich in ascorbic acid (vit C)..