Lobed Bluebush
Several Older Flowers
Ellura
Lobed Bluebush
Fruit, profile, Leaf & Stem
 
      
Lobed Bluebush (Maireana lobiflora)Class: Plants (Plantae) - Small Bluebushes & Saltbushes     iNaturalist Observation
Order: Betalains (Caryophyllales)
Family: Goosefoot (Chenopodiaceae)
Species: Lobed Bluebush (Maireana lobiflora)
This Photo:     Flower, stamen & anther, fruit forming

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

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
It is possible this is Maireana lanosa.
There seem to be many conflicting indicators related to these two species make id difficult.

Copyright © 2014- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 04-May-2014
This species is classed as RA (Rare) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)