Nodding Saltbush

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Einadia nutans


Trailing light green groundcover to 1 m diameter and climbing to 1 m with vine-like branches. Leaves semi-succulent, often arrowhead-shaped to 25 mm long, sometimes powdery when young. Tiny green, ball-shaped flowers are followed by succulent red or yellow berries.


Details
Flora Type
Chenopods
Former Scientific Name
Rhagodia nutans, Rhagodia nutans ssp. linifolia
Distinctive Features

Leaves narrow triangular or arrowhead-shaped, longer than they are wide, with pointed tip, and mealy when young.

Biology

Perennial. Occurs in dryish, often rocky sites. Often persists in disturbed sites after other native species gone.

Native Status
Native
Flowering Time

Sep-Jan

Taxonomy
Class
Magnoliopsida (Flowering Plants)
Genus
Einadia
Species
nutans

Berries are edible and were used as a source of food by Tasmanian Aboriginal people.


Interesting Facts
Similar Species

Variable plant with subspecies.

Native Status
Native