Tar Bush
Orange Smooth Flower
Tar Bush
Green & Red Smooth Flower together
Tar Bush (Eremophila glabra)Class: Plants (Plantae) - Land Plants (Charophyta) - Land Plants (Equisetopsida) - Shrubs & Bushes
Order: Mints (Lamiales)
Family: Figwort (Scrophulariaceae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Tar Bush (Eremophila glabra)
This Photo:     Reddish Green Smooth Flower
Other names: Common Emubush or Black Fuchsia

Thank you Dr Bevan Buirchell for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
Very common on Ellura.
Flower colour cannot be used for identification. We have green through orange & various shades of red; with the typical Eremophila shape.
Leaves also vary in shape (rounded end to slightly pointy) and colour. They are stiff, roundish and vary between pale (younger) and dark (older) green, giving the bush a two toned appearance. They are also covered in oil (tar) giving the leaves a rough textured appearance.
Flowers can also be hairy or smooth.

Copyright © 2012-2023 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 07-Oct-2012
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)