|Sturt's, or Thargomindah, Nightshade, Solanum sturtianum, Broken Hill.|
Named by Ferdinand von Mueller, perhaps the greatest of all Australian botanists,
in 1854, just after Sturt had left Australia for the last time.
|Junction of the Murrumbidgee (opposite) and Murray Rivers. |
Sturt and his party were the first Europeans to see this impressive confluence, in 1829.
|Mouth of the Murray, near Goolwa, South Australia. |
Currently it is open, though for most of the last decade it has not been.
|Turpentine Bush Eremophila sturtii, found across much of arid Australia.|
Named by the great Scottish botanist Robert Brown, who Sturt asked to describe his collections form his 1844 expedition.
|Sturt's Desert Rose Gossypium sturtianum, Alice Springs.|
This superb member of the cotton genus is the Northern Territory floral emblem.
|Sturt's Desert Pea Swainsona formosa, Broken Hill.|
This is from near the site in the Barrier Ranges where Sturt found it flowering profusely,
and brought it to the public's attention.
There are much worse ways to be remembered.