Glory Pea , a name given by Australians to plants of the genus clianthus, of the order leguminosoe, especially to the species named, in honor of the navigator Dampier, C. Dampieri. This is found in the desert regions of Australia as a low straggling shrub with light-colored, hairy, pinnate leaves. The flowers are borne in clusters from the axils of the leaves, and are very singular in form and brilliant in color; the standard or banner petal of the flower appears in the form of an elongated shield of the most intense scarlet color, with a boss in the centre of so dark a brown as to appear black. For many years this had been regarded as one of the most difficult to raise of all greenhouse plants, it being very impatient of any disturbance of the root, and being subject to the attacks of insects, but it was finally discovered that it would succeed well by sowing the seeds in the open border. They should be sown after the soil is well warmed by the sun, in the place where the plants are to remain.
Glory Pea (Clianthus Dampieri).