Desert Spinach
2 Flowers per Leaf Axis
Desert Spinach
Desert Spinach (Tetragonia eremaea)Class: Plants (Plantae) - Land Plants (Charophyta) - Land Plants (Equisetopsida) - Vines
Order: Betalains (Caryophyllales)
Family: Ice Plant (Aizoaceae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Desert Spinach (Tetragonia eremaea)
This Photo:     🔍Flower🔎

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
The flowers are tiny at only ~4mm tip to tip. As they are the same colour as the stem & leaf they are very hard to see. There are 2 flowers per leaf axis.

Copyright © 2020-2023 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 11-Sep-2020
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)