Einadia hastata

Family Chenopodiaceae

Berry Saltbush

Prostrate shrub with ascending stems to 50 cm long. Longevity 5 - 10 years.

Flowers: Tiny, during winter.

Fruit: Red, fleshy fruit containing one seed, March. Probably bird-dispersed

Seed: Small, black, disc shaped 1 x 0.5 mm in size.

Gallery images: seed, seedling, rootstock, resprout

Ecology

  • Woodland habitat in partial shade under trees.
  • Common under woodland and isolated trees at the Australian Botanic Garden.
  • Seedlings abundant after rain at burnt and unburnt sites.
  • Adult plants resprout after fire.

Ecology of Cumberland Plain Woodland

Einadia hastata plant

Einadia hastata flower

Einadia hastata fruit

Einadia hastata seed