Common Name

Salt Copperburr




Shrub or perennial forb to 30cm tall.  Leaves usually succulent, 0.5-1.5cm long, cylindrical to flattened cylindrical, hairy, becoming hairless with age.  Flowers small (less than 3mm across), solitary at the bases of the leaves.  Burrs sparsely hairy with 2 (rarely 3) longer spines, and 1-2 inconspicuous spines.  Endangered Vic.  Threatened list Vic.

Description (as Bassia ventricosa) (pages 257-258) and line drawing of burr (Fig. 46-31 page 253) in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales

eFlora of South Australia description with line drawing of burr