|Class:||Plants (Plantae) - Land Plants (Charophyta) - Land Plants (Equisetopsida) - Shrubs & Bushes|
|Family:||Goosefoot (Chenopodiaceae) iNaturalist Observation|
|Species:||Intricate Saltbush (Rhagodia ulicina)|
|This Photo:||🔍Whole, more erect🔎|
|Other names:||Spiny Goosefoot or Spiny Saltbush|
General Species Information:
Found in the Murray Mallee SA, Riverland and possibly elsewhere
Small leaves, ~2-5mm. A medium sized, grey-green shrub with many branching stems
Young stems are red.
In winter/spring the leaves hide the branches quite well but as the season dries some of the leaves fall off leaving a spiny looking habit.
The overal shape of the bush seems quite variable, possibly due to grazing from herbivours.
This is a dioecious species, ie a specimen is either male or female. Only the female plants produce fruit.
Like other Rhagodia's, the fruit is a red berry.