Common names: Australian Saltbush
Description: Drought tolerant, low growing, shrub reaching less than 1 foot tall and spreading to over 6 feet. Stems are usually white and scaly and tend to become glabrous.
Flowers: Diamond to round shaped, fleshy red flowers, found at terminal spikes. Becomes thick, round, fleshy fruit.
Leaves: Oblong or elliptical, eavy and often scaly. Alternate.
Reproduction: By seed only. Seeds are spread by animals, and the fleshy fruit are meant to entice animals to eat seeds.
Flowering: April to December.
Habitat and Ecology: Native to Autralia Short lived, but is able to invade saline soils, which is a big advantage over many native species.