Common name: Silky Bluebush
Maireana villosa (Lindl.) Paul G.Wilson APNI*
Synonyms: Kochia villosa APNI*
Description: Spreading perennial to 50 cm high.
Leaves to 15 mm long, hairy.
Flowers solitary or paired, bisexual. Fruiting perianth drying brown; tube c. 1 mm high, thin; horizontal wing 7–10 mm diam., with dark brown veins and a radial slit; upper perianth glabrous to shortly pubescent.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread on poorer soils.
NSW subdivisions: NWP, NFWP
Other Australian states: Qld W.A. S.A. N.T.
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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