Tar Bush
Structure
Ellura
Tar Bush
Fire engine red Smooth Flower
 
      
Tar Bush (Eremophila glabra)Class: Plants (Plantae) - Shrubs & Bushes     iNaturalist Observation
Order: Lamiales
Family: Figwort (Scrophulariaceae)
Species: Tar Bush (Eremophila glabra)
This Photo:     Leaf
Other names: Common Emubush or Black Fuchsia

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 © 2012-2021 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 14-Aug-2012
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)