Pearl Bluebush
Old Male Flowers
Fleshy Saltbush
Pearl Bluebush (Maireana sedifolia)Class: Plants (Plantae) - Shrubs & Bushes
Order: Betalains (Caryophyllales)
Family: Amaranth (Amaranthaceae)
Species: Pearl Bluebush (Maireana sedifolia)
This Photo:     Compared to Bluebush Daisy
Other names: Dense Bluebush or Bluebush
Similar Species: Bluebush Daisy

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee), and elsewhere
These are very easy to spot.
They are very bright at certain times of year and almost glow.
Like the old silver Xmas trees.
Medium sized bushes with cylindrical grey/silver leaves.
From a distance, very easy to confuse with Bluebush Daisy in shape and colour. Up close it's easy to spot the difference.
Generally smaller than the Bluebush Daisy in our area.
Leaves are very felted / covered in silky fibres (which is shiny).

Copyright © 2014- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 11-Mar-2014
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)