Turkey-bush
Leaves, Buds, Flowers & Fruit
Murray Mallee Region
Tar Bush
Whole
 
    
Turkey-bush (Eremophila deserti)Class: Plant (Plantae) - Shrubs & Bushes
Order: Lamiales
Family: Figwort (Scrophulariaceae)
Species: Turkey-bush (Eremophila deserti)
This Photo:     Fruit
Synonym: Myoporum deserti
Other names: Carrot Bush, Dogwood, Pencil Bush, Poison Bush, Turkeybush or Turkish Bush

General Species Information:
Found in the Murray Mallee Region
We thought it was a Myoporum based on the leaves, structure & flowers.
But the fruits were eremophila like.
The synonym shows even the experts weren't sure

Leaves are long, thin, entire with a typical myoporum hook on the end.
Flowers are white with 5 petals on short tubes at the end of a stalk. Up to 3 stalks come from the leaf axis and droop down / weep, but generally there was only one flower per leaf.

Copyright © 2014- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 27-Aug-2014
This species is classed as RA (Rare) in the Murray Mallee, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)