Is it a native?

Ruby Saltbush - a native (Enchylaena tomentosa)


Family: Chenopodiaceae (Saltbush family).

Native of Australia.

Occurrence: A grassland plant of the northern plains.


Ruby Saltbush makes an attractive garden plant, and can be used as a ground cover.

The fleshy, almost circular-section leaves, the semi-prostrate habit, and the red fruit are distinctive feature, and separates it from other saltbushes.

Name. Enchylaena meaning fleshy or succulent cloak; tomentosa: densely covered with short matted hairs.

. Photos 1, 2: Garden specimens.
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