Common Name

Tall Copperburr




Woody perennial forb or shrub to 40cm tall. Leaves usually succulent, 0.4-1cm long, linear, flattened cylindrical to narrow and flat,  hairy, tips pointed. Flowers small (less than 3mm across), solitary at the bases of the leaves. Burrs more or less hairy, with 5 spines. Vulnerable Vic.

Description (as Bassia convexula) (page 250) and photo (page 251) and line drawing of the fruiting body (Fig. 46-13 page 253) 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 plant: