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Cotton bush
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Scientific classification
Genus:
Maireana
Species:
aphylla
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Occurrence data from AVH
Synonyms
  • Kochia aphylla R.Br.
  • Kochia sedifolia
  • Kochia villosa var. aphylla (R.Br.) C.Moore & Betche
  • Salsola aphylla (R.Br.) Spreng.

Maireana aphylla, also known as cotton bush or leafless bluebush, is a leafless (or almost leafless) shrub that is endemic to Australia. It is usually rounded in form and grows to around 1.5 metres (4 ft 11 in) in height.

The species occurs in all mainland states and territories apart from the Australian Capital Territory.

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