Common name: Ruby Saltbush
Brief Description: A hardy groundcover forming an open mat of small succulent leaves. Flowers in summer/autumn with succulent red fruit/berries.
Growing and Distribution: Much less woody than upright variety. Long lived in most conditions. Tolerates shade.
Beneficial attributes: Aboriginal people use for body paint for children and eat the seeds and sweet fruits. Fruit is soaked in water to make a drink. Birds and insects eat the fruit and disperse the seed.