Monday, 1 July 2013

June BJP

Hi everyone
June's BJP is a Sturt's Desert Rose (Gosspium sturtianum), the floral emblem of the Northern Territory. It is named after Captain Charles Sturt who was the first person to collect this species. The flower is associated with a cotton plant. The petals can be pink, purple or maroon. Another common name for it is the 'Darling River rose'.