Climbing Saltbush
Fruit
Ellura
Climbing Saltbush
Fruit Stem
 
    
Climbing Saltbush (Einadia nutans ssp nutans)Class: Plant (Plantae) - Small Bluebush & Saltbush
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Amaranth (Amaranthaceae)
Species: Climbing Saltbush (Einadia nutans ssp nutans)
This Photo:     Fruit, Back
Other name: Nodding saltbush

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee)
Would never have picked this as a salt bush.
We were convinced it was some sort of pea, related to the common flat-pea (Platylobium obtusangulum) because of the triangular / 3-point / spade / arrowhead leaves.
But we were browsing through Entwood Sanctuary's species list, finding photo's on the web for species we haven't seen and there it was, triangular leaves with 3 points! Identified by chance, but we'll take the win

Light green leaves going darker with age, tiny green ball flowers and bright red berry fruits.

Copyright © 2013- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 27-Jul-2013
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)