Lobed Bluebush
6 Flowers, ~2mm wide each
Lobed Bluebush
Flower, stamen & anther, fruit forming
Lobed Bluebush (Maireana lobiflora)Class: Plants (Plantae) - Small Bluebushes & Saltbushes
Order: Betalains (Caryophyllales)
Family: Goosefoot (Chenopodiaceae)
Species: Lobed Bluebush (Maireana lobiflora)
This Photo:     Several Older Flowers

Thank you Dr Kym Nicolson for helping with the identification of this species

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
It is possible this is Maireana lanosa.
There seem to be many conflicting indicators related to these two species make id difficult.

Copyright © 2014- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 04-May-2014
This species is classed as RA (Rare) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)