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Wild Flowers of Central Australia
Yellow-keeled Swainsona
S. flavicarinata

This is a plant that can be seen spreading across the ground with erect flowering stems composed of up to 10 or more often multi-coloured flowers. The flowers vary between a red/pink, purple, changing to blue as the flower ages, with a yellow keel. The leaves have between 5-9 leaflets, being hairy underneath and hairless above.

Often seen in flower during winter and found on red sandy and stony plains in the Central Australia region.

The name flavicarinata means ‘yellow keel’.

Wild Flowers in Central Australia

Yellow-keeled Swainsona

Yellow-keeled Swainsona (S. flavicarinata) - Wildflowers of Central Australia

Yellow-keeled Swainsona (S. flavicarinata) - Wildflowers of Central Australia

Yellow-keeled Swainsona (S. flavicarinata) - Wildflowers of Central Australia

Yellow-keeled Swainsona (S. flavicarinata) - Wildflowers of Central Australia

Yellow-keeled Swainsona (S. flavicarinata) - Wildflowers of Central Australia

A rare white form of the Yellow-keeled Swainsona.
A rare white form of the Yellow-keeled Swainsona.

A rare white form of the Yellow-keeled Swainsona.

A rare white form of the Yellow-keeled Swainsona.

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