Common name: Hairy Bluebush
Maireana pentagona (R.H.Anderson) Paul G.Wilson APNI*
Synonyms: Kochia pentagona R.H.Anderson APNI*
Description: Prostrate or ascending perennial to 20 cm high.
Leaves linear, to 20 mm long, hairy.
Flowers solitary, bisexual. Fruiting perianth to 4 mm diam., covered with woolly hairs, with a central raised pentagonal area surrounded at its base by a narrow wing.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread, especially on heavier red and brown soils.
NSW subdivisions: NWS, SWS, NWP, SWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Vic. W.A. S.A.
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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