Common Name

A Saltbush




Sprawling forb.  Leaves to 1.5cm long, flat, scaly to scurfy, margins entire, with blunt tips.  Flowers tiny (less than 3mm across), male and female flowers on the same plant, solitary or in clusters at the bases of the leaves. Vulnerable Australia. Vulnerable NSW. Protected NSW.

Description and photo (as Atriplex microcarpa) (page 240) and line drawing of fruiting body (page 242 Fig. 44-16) in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales

PlantNET description with line drawings of branch and fruiting body:  

NSW Environment profile: