Plants at the AALBG

Low bluebush (Maireana astrotricha)

Low bluebush is a compact silvery-blue shrub which grows to 1 metre in height. It has fleshy tear-drop shaped leaves and tiny red flowers. It is commonly found in swale areas with clay and lime substrates. Along with Bladder Saltbush, the Low Bluebush is a most abundant species of long-lived plant growing in swales. The species is believed to live up to 80 years and is highly drought resistant. Low bluebush forms an important fodder for sheep and cattle.

map legend Distribution of the Low bluebush in Australia.


Low bluebush

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