Bladder Saltbush

Family: Chenopodiaceae
Genus: Atriplex
Species: vesicaria
Main Flower Colour: Other

Description

Taste the salt. Saltbush copes with salty soil by pumping the salt out onto its leaves. This one is a small shrub to about 1 metre high. Leaves 5-25mm long, 3-15mm wide, flat, oval shaped, whitish grey and scaly. Separate male and female plants. Seeds on the female plant are enclosed in a pair of rhomboid shaped bracts that have inflated "bladders " at the base.

Identification

The main flower colour is other. Leaves are flat and taste salty. Bladder-like bracts enclosing seeds.

Uses

Many of the saltbushes provide excellent grazing for sheep and cattle.

References

http://florabase.dpaw.wa.gov.au/browse/profile/21347
Flora of Central Australia. Australian Systematic Botany Society
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Location

Bio Regions

Gawler (GAW)

Region Specifics

Near northern tip of Lake Torrens

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