LAGOON SALTBUSH FACTS
Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
Lagoon Saltbush is a low annual shrub, with rigid ascending stems to about 40 cm high.
Leaves oblong or obovate and rounded at the apex and 2 - 7cm long, green above and mealy white below, the margins coarsely toothed.
Plant monoecious, the females numerous, clustered in the lower leaf axils.
Fruiting bodies are numerous, in dense auxiliary clusters, 2 - 4 mm long, with a broad triangular lobe at the apex and two or more irregular teeth on each side, the swollen base the first part to harden as the fruit ripens.
Found in a wide range of situations on most soil types, including saline areas, usually in disturbed areas, along roadsides or in weak pastures.
Native to Victoria, South Australia and New South Wales.
Height (m): 0.1 - 0.6
Spread (m): 1 - 2
Soil Texture: sand, loam, clay
Soil pH: acid soils, neutral soils, alkaliine soils
Frost Sensitivity: resistant
Minimum Rainfall (mm): 300
Flower Colour: insignificant
Flower Season: frequent
(source: SA State Flora Catalog)
|Common Name:||Lagoon Saltbush|
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