Desert Spinach
Leaf
Ellura
Native Lilac
Leaves & Vines
 
                      
Desert Spinach (Tetragonia eremaea)Class: Plants (Plantae) - Land Plants (Charophyta) - Land Plants (Equisetopsida) - Vines     iNaturalist Observation
Order: Betalains (Caryophyllales)
Family: Ice Plant (Aizoaceae)
Species: Desert Spinach (Tetragonia eremaea)
This Photo:     🔍Back of Leaf🔎

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 © 2020-2021 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)