Common Name

Red Copperburr, Redburr




Short lived perennial forb or shrub to 30cm tall.  Leaves succulent, alternating up the stems, 0.6-1.5cm long, 1mm wide, narrow cylindrical, hairy to hairless, with blunt tips.  Flowers small (less than 3mm across), solitary at the bases of the leaves.  Burrs hairy or hairless, with 4-6 spreading spines.

Description (page 250) and line drawing of burr (Fig. 46-11 page 253) (as Bassia calcarata) 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 drawing of burr and photo of dried specimen: