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Wildflowers of Central Australia

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Wild Flowers of Central Australia
No Common Name in NT
Schenkia australis

Small flowering annual or biennial herb, growing between 4 cm to 20 cm in height. Flowering during August through to February, the herb is found in open areas, including damp areas, such as these photographed in the water-filled Ilparpa Claypans, during periods of usual amount of rainfall.

The flower is a bright pink to purple, with a yellow centre. Leaves are mostly elliptic to lanceolate or oblanceolate, approximately 1 – 3 cm long.

Found listed under Schenkia spicata and Centaurium spicatum, with common name of Spike Centaury.

Wild Flowers in Central Australia

Schenkia australis

This flowering plants was found at the Alice Springs claypans during the month of August/September.
It appeared with the mass flowering of other flora.

Schenkia australis - Wildflowers of Central Australia.

Schenkia australis - Wildflowers of Central Australia.

Schenkia australis - Wildflowers of Central Australia.

Schenkia australis - Wildflowers of Central Australia.

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