Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
Short-leaf Bluebush, Cottonbush, Yanga Bush
The Small-leaved Blue-bush is a shrub to about 1 m high, with slender often reddish branches which are sparsely woolly, with tufts of wool in the leaf axils. Leaves alternate, scattered, fleshy, obovoid to almost threadlike, 2 - 5 mm long, narrowing into a short stalk, mostly hairless. Flowers solitary in the leaf axils. Fruiting body hairless, tube shallowly hemispherical, about 2 mm diameter with 5 horizontally overlapping wings, 2 - 3 mm long, with delicate brown veins. Flowering mainly summer - autumn.
On a wide range of soils, in many vegetation communities, often in saline situations.
Small-leaved Blue-bush is found in inland parts of Australia including southern South Australia, south west of Western Australia, Victoria, New South Wales, southern Queensland, southern parts of Northern Territory. It is also naturalised in other parts of the world.
Height (m): 0.5 - 1
Spread (m): 0.5 - 1.5
Soil Texture: sand, loam, clay, limestone
Soil pH: acid soils, neutral soils, alkaliine soils
Frost Sensitivity: resistant
Minimum Rainfall (mm): 250
Flower Colour: insignificant
(source: SA State Flora Catalog)
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