Sunday, 17 May 2020

Sunday Stamps - Flowers: Argentina, Australia

Some of the flowers in our garden seem more spectacular this year and I guess we all need a bit of cheering up. 

You can probably all recognise the Girasol from Argentina - 

Argentina - 17 June 1971
a sunflower to you and me.

Swainsonica formosa, named after English botanist Isaac Swainson, the state flower of South Australia is one of Australia's best known wild flowers,

Australia - 5 July 2005
Sturt's desert pea was found in 1699 by the English explorer William Dampier (1652-1715) in the dry sandy islands of Dampier's Archipelago, north-west Australia. The English botanist Allan Cunningham collected it in the same locality in 1818. Specimens from around that area were also collected by Benjamin Bynoe, the surgeon on the voyage of HMS Beagle.

I must say it is much more spectacular than the sweet peas in our garden which have yet to flower.

For more floral beauties just visit the links to be found at Sunday Stamps - alpine flowers


Mail Adventures said...

Actually, a gira-sol to me! :D

FinnBadger said...

I love sunflowers, they are amazing. And thanks for showing the desert pea, which I have never heard of before. Glad to hear your garden is putting on a show for you.

Ana said...

that is a strange colour for a sunflower :)

violet s said...

Australian flowers alway look so big and bold.
And it's nice to see stamps from a 'rare' country.

Joy said...

The desert pea is a curious looking flower but then flora have many strategies for existing in challenging environment. I must admit sweet peas would always top trump it for me.