Another macro image of the week on Birdphotographers.net
22/03/13Sturt's Desert Pea (Swainsona formosa) is a very typical Australian plant from the Fabaceae family. It grows in arid regions in central and northwest Australia. The flower is the emblem of the state of South Australia.
Its bright red flowers grow in flower heads of about five flowers. This image was taken from above, looking in to the flower head. The Euahlayi people call it the Blood Flower, because of a myth in which it sprang from the blood of tribe members slain in their sleep by a rival tribe.