|Class:||Plants (Plantae) - Land Plants (Charophyta) - Land Plants (Equisetopsida) - Shrubs & Bushes|
|Order:||Spurges & Allies (Malpighiales)|
|Family:||Spurge (Euphorbiaceae) iNaturalist Observation|
|Species:||Felted Wallaby-bush (Beyeria lechenaultii)|
|This Photo:||Structure (see Black caps)|
|Other name:||Pale Turpentine Bush|
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
Very similar to the Smooth Wallaby-bush.
Leaves are thicker and slightly curved (so they "wrap around" on the back instead of being flat). Branches are more orange.
The most striking difference is the red buds & "petals" on the flowers.
We only have a few of these compared to an abundance of Smooth.