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PlantFiles Pictures: Sturt's Desert Rose (Gossypium sturtianum)

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kennedyh
Churchill, Victoria
Australia
(Zone 10a)



February 14, 2006
3:20 AM

Post #2043744

Sturt's Desert Rose
Gossypium sturtianum


First flower on Sturt's Desert Rose in my garden in Victoria, Australia, February 2006

http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/75011/

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wallaby1
Lincoln
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

February 15, 2006
1:49 PM

Post #2046158

I haven't come across this particular plant, it looks so much like a Hibiscus! The leaves remind me of some of the Eucalyptus in texture and colour too, from what I can see anyway! Sturt's Desert Pea is the only 'Sturt' I have known, interesting, must do some research, my curiosity has got the better of me!
kennedyh
Churchill, Victoria
Australia
(Zone 10a)



February 15, 2006
6:10 PM

Post #2046683

This plant is in the same genus as Cotton, which is Gossypium herbaceum and is closely related to the Hibiscuses. It is a plant of the hot dry interior of Australia and is the floral emblem of the Northern Territory.
wallaby1
Lincoln
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

February 15, 2006
6:25 PM

Post #2046721

Thanks for that, my flower recognition was close then! (Easy?) I always knew the floral emblems of most States, perhaps the Nthn. Territory wasn't considered as it's not a State. Strange to see the 'survival' leaves combined with this type of flower, an interesting mixture, and very pretty at that!
PerennialGirl
Winnipeg, MB
(Zone 4a)

February 15, 2006
9:43 PM

Post #2047153

Beautiful! It does look alot like a hibiscus.

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