Satiny Bluebush or Golden Bluebush

Family: Chenopodiaceae
Genus: Maireana
Species: georgei
Main Flower Colour: Yellow

Description

Compact rounded shrub to 50cm high, leaves 8-20x1-2mm, fleshy. It is the golden or reddish tinted fruiting body that attracts attention the wing of which is 15-20mm across, horizontal or wavy with a single radial slit.

Flowering start in August and ends in October.

Identification

The main flower colour is yellow. The plants from South Australia could be M. astrotricha. That species is not found in WA where some of the plants shown came from.
M. georgei is widespread across arid parts of Australia.

Uses

Valuable fodder plant which is likely to die out in overgrazed areas.

References

A Guide to Plants of Inland Australia, Philip Moore

http://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:apni.taxon:139204#

http://florabase.dpaw.wa.gov.au/browse/profile/2544

Created: 30 Jun 2014 - Member - Min (NSW)
Updated: 03 Feb 2015 - Member - John and Val

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Location

Bio Regions

MAC - MacDonnell Ranges

CHC - Channel Country

BHC - Broken Hill Complex

MUL - Mulga Lands

MGD - Mitchell Grass Downs

GID - Gibson Desert

TAN - Tanami

GSD - Great Sandy Desert

GAS - Gascoyne

MUR - Murchison

GVD - Great Victoria Desert

CER - Central Ranges

STP - Stony Plains

SSD - Simpson Strzelecki Dunefields

COP - Cobar Peneplain

MDD - Murray Darling Depression

NUL - Nullarbor

COO - Coolgardie

Specifics

Breakaways Lookout near Coober Pedy

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