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Acrotriche depressa
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Native currant (Acrotriche depressa). Beyeria Conservation Park, Kangaroo Island, South Australia
Scientific classification
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Occurrence data from Australasian Virtual Herbarium

Acrotriche depressa, commonly known as native currant or wiry ground-berry, is a dwarf evergreen perennial shrub native to southern Australia, occurring naturally in sandy or heavy clay moist soils.


The leaves are olive green and .5 centimetres (0.20 in) long. The greenish tubular flowers are .3 centimetres (0.12 in) long borne in dense spikes 2–3 centimetres (0.79–1.18 in) long. The edible berries are succulent, and a pink to dark purple color.


The fruits are eaten out-of-hand, or used in jams and jellies.

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