Fruit, back & Red Stem
|Class:||Plants (Plantae) - Small Bluebushes & Saltbushes|
|Species:||Buckbush (Salsola australis)|
|Synonyms:||Salsola kali, Salsola tragus|
|Other names:||Prickly Rolypoly, Prickly Saltwort, Roly Poly, Russian Thistle, Saltwort or Soft Roly-poly|
Thank you Andrew Allanson for identifying this species for us
General Species Information:
Found in the Murray Mallee SA and possibly elsewhere
There has been dissagreement in the past regarding this as being a separate species, or the same, as S kali.
The SA herbarium now has S. kali as a synonym of S. australis; as such they are all native.