Swainsona Formosa (Sturt Desert Pea) bears very unusual, blood-red flowers with distinctive bulbous black centre. It is native of arid regions of central and north-western Australia and belongs to the Fabaceae family. It flowers from spring to summer as a short-lived annual but in favorable conditions it can bloom in the next season as well. The Sturt Desert Peas is the State floral emblem of South Australia
Native Garden Inspiration - Gardening Australia - Australian Native Garden in the Botanic Gardens of Adelaide which is a series of rooms highlighting some classic gardening styles with a twist - the entire garden is planted with Australian native plants.
Hederecia is a species of violet which is native to Australia. It is common and widespread in Victoria and Tasmania, along the Great Dividing Range in New South Wales north at least to the Barrington Tops area, in the far south-east of South Australia, and in a small area of the Adelaide Hills between Belair and Mount Lofty