Prostrate short-lived perennial spreading to 1.5 m wide with rigid, branching stems. Leaves 30 mm long and 2-8 mm wide and almost stalkless. Male flowers in clusters at the junctions of leaf and stem, female flowers at lower junctions. Fruiting bracteoles almost stalkless and cylindric with a 3-tooth apex, 4-6 mm long and 1-2.5 mm wide.
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Slender-fruited Saltbush, Long-fruited Saltbush
Leaves powdery grey-green top and bottom from hairs on leaves. Cylindric bracteoles with 3-tooth apex.
Male and Female structures separate on same plant. Often occurs on saline soils in depressions, lake beds and river flats. Widespread in the drier areas of the mainland.
Flowers most of the year, mainly Spring and Summer. Fruits most of the year.
Tracheophyta (Vascular Plants)
Magnoliopsida (Flowering Plants)
Source: Atlas of Living Australia