Dry fruiting bodies and leaves. Photographer Don Wood, Scotia Sanctuary, NSW

Succulent fruit and leaves. Photographer Russell Best, Sunbury, Vic

Plant. Photographer Don Wood, Scotia Sanctuary, NSW

Common Name

Creeping Saltbush, Berry Saltbush




Shrub or perennial forb, prostrate.  Leaves 1-3cm long, flat, green and almost hairless above, scurfy or scaly below, the margins entire or toothed.  Flowers tiny (less than 3mm across), male and female flowers on the same plant, solitary or in small clusters at the bases of the leaves.  Fruit dry or succulent and red.

Description (page 244), photo of shrub (page 245) and line drawing of fruiting body (page 242 Fig. 44-25) in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales

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