Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Sturt Desert Pea

Image from ausflowers

This highly unusual desert blossom, formerly called clianthus formosus and now known as swainsona formosa, is a member of the pea family found only in Australia. The Sturt Desert Pea is the floral emblem of South Australia.

Some Koori groups call it the Flower of Blood, in reference to a local legend about a young woman who eloped with her lover rather than face an arranged marriage with an old man.

This essence, a remedy for hurt, sadness and grief, supports the heart chakra. It allows us to let go of painful memories, and thus free up energy tied up by this unnecessary clinging to the past.

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