Whole bush, being supported by a log
New Branch Forming
|Class:||Plant (Plantae) - Shrubs & Bushes|
|Species:||Short-leaf Bluebush (Maireana brevifolia)|
|This Photo:||Structure / Green Head|
|Synonyms:||Kochia brevifolia, Enchylaena tamariscina or Kochia tamariscina|
|Other names:||Cottonbush, Small Leaf Bluebush or Yanga Bush|
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee)
On the whole a very straggly plant.
But the prominent green heads / tops, with red branches are quite pretty.
Flowers are almost invisible. Like most Maireana's; the fruit looks more like a flower and is quite beautiful.
The new fruits have a beautiful red edge to the wings.