Sheep's Burr
Murray Mallee Region
Sheep's Burr
Dried Fruit
Sheep's Burr (Acaena echinata)Class: Plants (Plantae) - Land Plants (Charophyta) - Land Plants (Equisetopsida)
Order: Roses (Rosales)
Family: Rose (Rosaceae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Sheep's Burr (Acaena echinata)
This Photo:     🔍Fruiting🔎
Other name: Bidibid

Thank you Hayley Pojikar Prentice for identifying this species for us

General Species Information:
Found in the Murray Mallee SA, Adelaide Hills, Coastal Areas and possibly elsewhere
In South Australia there are two similar species. The other being Downy Sheep's Burr (Acaena ovina) which is much hairier/downy under the leaves.
The other local species in the genus have quite different seed/flower heads, looking like balls.

Copyright © 2016-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 10-Dec-2016
This species is classed as RA (Rare) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)