Sturt's Desert Pea is mainly found in south Australia as it is South Australia's floral emblem
Places where they live
Sturt’s Desert Pea
The Sturt’s Desert Pea is a blood red flower with a black centre. It also has a long stalk with up to sixteen leaflets, on a creeping vine that runs across the ground. This plant lives in hot inland deserts with sandy, rocky surroundings.
Some of the structural adaptations of the Sturt’s Desert Pea are: small seeds that hold viability, which allows it to germinate after many years. Also the long tap root can allow access to water in deep areas of the soil.
The Sturt’s Desert Pea’s behavioural adaptations are: the seeds have longer sustainability, also they can grow after several. years The seeds have a hard covering which protects them from severe arid conditions until next rainfall.
There is one threat to it’s survival which is hot weather conditions. It is very interesting that even it can survive in hot weather conditions sometimes it cannot. If so, it makes it really hot and even starts to wilter. There is no possible way to stop this happening.
In conclusion, I think that the Sturt’s Desert Pea is one of the most interesting plants in Australia. Even though it may not survive it is very interesting.