Eremophila Glabra ssp Glabra

Common Emu Bush

The common emu bush is a shrub growing to about 1m high by 1m across. It is seen sometimes in gardens, although its more interesting brother Eremophila Maculata (spotted emu bush) is more common. In the Murray Mallee, the flowers are rather sparse and not easy to see. The flowers have a characteristic elongated shape with the brightly coloured petals splitting and folding out, one segment folds underneath and three shorter ones fold upwards.



Closeup of Flowers and Leaves



Closeup of Fruit



Closeup view of a bush



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First created 3 December 2005
Last modified 20 December 2005
© Ken Sarkies 2005