Tar Bush
Tar Bush
Deep red Smooth Flower
Tar Bush (Eremophila glabra)Class: Plants (Plantae) - Shrubs & Bushes
Order: Lamiales
Family: Figwort (Scrophulariaceae)
Species: Tar Bush (Eremophila glabra)
This Photo:     Fire engine red Smooth Flower
Other names: Common Emubush or Black Fuchsia

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
Very common on Ellura.
Flower colour cannot be used for identification. We have green through orange & various shades of red; with the typical Eremophila shape.
Leaves also vary in shape (rounded end to slightly pointy) and colour. They are stiff, roundish and vary between pale (younger) and dark (older) green, giving the bush a two toned appearance. They are also covered in oil (tar) giving the leaves a rough textured appearance.
Flowers can also be hairy or smooth.

Copyright © 2012- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 16-Oct-2012
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)