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
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Location

Bio Regions

MacDonnell Ranges (MAC), Channel Country (CHC), Broken Hill Complex (BHC), Mulga Lands (MUL), Mitchell Grass Downs (MGD), Gibson Desert (GID), Tanami (TAN), Great Sandy Desert (GSD), Gascoyne (GAS), Murchison (MUR), Great Victoria Desert (GVD), Central Ranges (CER), Stony Plains (STP), Simpson Strzelecki Dunefields (SSD), Cobar Peneplain (COP), Murray Darling Depression (MDD), Nullarbor (NUL), Coolgardie (COO)

Region Specifics

Breakaways Lookout near Coober Pedy

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