Grey Copperburr; Bassia
Shrub or short lived perennial forb to 30cm tall or sprawling to prostrate. Leaves usually succulent, 0.5-2.5cm long, linear, flattened narrow cylindrical, hairy. Flowers tiny (less than 3mm across), solitary at the bases of the leaves. Burrs sparsely to densely hairy, with 2 spines.
Description and photo (as Bassia diacantha) (page 251) and line drawing of burr (Fig. 46-15 page 253) in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales