|Class:||Plants (Plantae) - Land Plants (Charophyta) - Land Plants (Equisetopsida) - Small Bluebushes & Saltbushes|
|Family:||Goosefoot (Chenopodiaceae) iNaturalist Observation|
|Species:||Cannonball Burr (Dissocarpus paradoxus)|
|This Photo:||Flower Finishing|
|Other name:||Ball Bindyi|
Thank you Dr Kym Nicolson for confirming the id of this species for us
General Species Information:
Found in the Murray Mallee SA, Riverland and possibly elsewhere
A small plant that was abundant in the area.
The burrs are quite large at ~12mm diameter (to the spine tips) and very distinctive; being a woolly ball.
The flowers are petalless, with just long anthers poking out of the wool.
The fruiting body then forms under the woolly ball.
Similar Species: Woolly-fruit Bluebush (Eriochiton sclerolaenoides)