Hairy-fruit Bluebush
Above
Ellura
Hairy-fruit Bluebush
Fruit, front
 
                      
Hairy-fruit Bluebush (Maireana trichoptera)Class: Plants (Plantae) - Land Plants (Charophyta) - Land Plants (Equisetopsida) - Small Bluebushes & Saltbushes
Order: Betalains (Caryophyllales)
Family: Goosefoot (Chenopodiaceae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Hairy-fruit Bluebush (Maireana trichoptera)
This Photo:     Structure
Other name: Mallee Bluebush

Thank you Dr Kym Nicolson for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Riverland and elsewhere

Copyright © 2013-2022 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 14-Aug-2013
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)