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Australian Sturt's Desert Rose

Australian Plants - Wildflowers - Sturt's Desert Rose
Native Australian Plants - Sturts Desert Rose

Scientific Name (Binomial name) : Gossypium sturtianum
Native to : New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland and Western Australia

The Sturt's Desert Rose is a small shrub with a purple to pink flower with a reddish maroon centre. It is found in central Australia in all of the mainland states except for Victoria. The plant is related to cotton and is from the Malvaceae plant family.

The Sturt's Desert Rose has also been known as Darling River Rose, Cotton Rosebush and Australian Cotton.

The Sturt's Desert Rose or Gossypium sturtianum is the floral emblem for the Northern Territory.

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