Woolly-fruit Bluebush
In Fruit
Woolly-fruit Bluebush
Woolly-fruit Bluebush (Eriochiton sclerolaenoides)Class: Plants (Plantae) - Land Plants (Charophyta) - Land Plants (Equisetopsida) - Small Bluebushes & Saltbushes
Order: Betalains (Caryophyllales)
Family: Goosefoot (Chenopodiaceae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Woolly-fruit Bluebush (Eriochiton sclerolaenoides)
This Photo:     New Growth in Flower
Synonym: Maireana sclerolaenoides
Other names: Wooly-fruit Copperburr, Woolly-fruit Copperburr or Woolly Bindii

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

Similar Species: Cannonball Burr (Dissocarpus paradoxus)

Copyright © 2013-2022 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 16-Jul-2013
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)