Climbing Saltbush
Climbing Saltbush
New Growth
Climbing Saltbush (Einadia nutans ssp nutans)Class: Plants (Plantae) - Land Plants (Charophyta) - Land Plants (Equisetopsida) - Small Bluebushes & Saltbushes
Order: Betalains (Caryophyllales)
Family: Goosefoot (Chenopodiaceae)
Species: Climbing Saltbush (Einadia nutans ssp nutans)
This Photo:     Leaf
Other name: Nodding saltbush

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
Would never have picked this as a salt bush.
We were convinced it was some sort of pea, related to the common flat-pea (Platylobium obtusangulum) because of the triangular / 3-point / spade / arrowhead leaves.
But we were browsing through Entwood Sanctuary's species list, finding photo's on the web for species we haven't seen and there it was, triangular leaves with 3 points! Identified by chance, but we'll take the win

Light green leaves going darker with age, tiny green ball flowers and bright red berry fruits.

Copyright © 2013-2022 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 05-Jun-2013
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)