Burrs and leaves. Photo: Chris Lindorff, Ned's Corner Station Reserve, Lake Cullulleraine, Vic

Shrub. Australian Plant Image Index, photo: S Donaldson, S of Hay, NSW

Common Name

Tangled Poverty Bush, Poverty Bush




Shrub or perennial forb to 70cm tall.  Leaves somewhat succulent, 0.5-1.5cm long, linear, cylindrical, hairless, with pointed tips.  Flowers small (less than 3mm across), solitary at the bases of the leaves.  Burrs with the top part of the body hairy, the rest hairless, with 3-6 spines, one usually much shorter than the others.  Vulnerable Vic.

Description and photo (page 252) and line drawing of burr (Fig. 46-18 page 253) (as Bassia intricata) 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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