Leaves, Buds, Flowers & Fruit
|Class:||Plants (Plantae) - Shrubs & Bushes|
|Species:||Turkey-bush (Eremophila deserti)|
|Other names:||Carrot Bush, Dogwood, Pencil Bush, Poison Bush, Turkeybush or Turkish Bush|
General Species Information:
Found in the Murray Mallee Region, SA, and possibly elsewhere
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.