Stand of Hakea Leucoptera, the Pin Bush or Needle Bush, Arkaroola.
Sturt’s Desert Rose, Gossypium sturtianum, growing in rocky soils around Copley.Continue reading “Sturt’s Desert Rose”
Pimelea microcephala, Shrubby Rice-flower, has narrow green opposing leaves with yellow/white small flower clusters. Seen here in a sandy gully in the Northern Flinders Ranges, flowering in autumn.Continue reading “Shrubby Rice-flower”
Enchylaena tomentosa, commonly known as Ruby Saltbush produces a colourful array of sweet edible fruits.Continue reading “Ruby Saltbush”
Nitraria billardierei, commonly known as Nitrebush, is a spreading perennial seen here in the saline clays around Copley. The sour, salty fruit is a bush food, eaten raw or made into jams and sauces.
Also known as Corkbark and Corktree, the Hakea ednieana grows on rugged shale slopes and gullies. Seen here on a rise in Glass Gorge in the Northern Flinders Ranges.Continue reading “Flinders Ranges Hakea”