Hemispherical to 1.5 m high. Smooth to hairy slender tangled branches, brittle with age. Green to grey-green linear or tongue-shaped flattened leaves to 20 mm long. Minute flowers. Fruit has five spreading spines.
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Hemispherical shrub to 1.5 m, tangled branches, spines to 10 mm. Leaves not succulent. Sclerolaena muricata var villosa has downy hairs on the stems and leaves while Sclerolaena muricata var muricata is smooth and lacks hairs
Perennial. Widespread colonizing but short-lived species, especially common on overgrazed areas on heavier soils. Moderate tolerance to saline soils.
Flowers most of the year
Tracheophyta (Vascular Plants)
Magnoliopsida (Flowering Plants)
Source: Atlas of Living Australia