A densely branched shrub with spiny branches. Pale green leaves grow in clusters at the base of each spine. The leaves are up to 4 cm long and 1 cm wide. Single flowers are up to 12 mm long with a white or pale lilac corolla which may have purple blotches on the petal lobes.
Clustered leaves and spines. The fruit is a berry, initially green and maturing to orange-red. The fruits are partially covered by the green cup-like calyx.
Perennial. Grows in a range of disturbed environments and invades grasslands.
Flowers spring and summer.
Tracheophyta (Vascular Plants)
Magnoliopsida (Flowering Plants)
Source: Atlas of Living Australia