Mallee Copperburr; Small-flower Bassia
Shrub or woody perennial forb to 30cm tall. Plant becoming leafless. Leaves usually succulent, 0.2-0.6cm long, linear to narrow cylindrical, sparsely hairy, with a sharp point. Flowers tiny (less than 3mm across), solitary at the bases of the leaves. Burrs hairless to slightly hairy, with 6 spines.
Description and photo (as Bassia parviflora) (page 256) and line drawing of burr (Fig. 46-26 page 253) in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales