Acrotriche depressa

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Acrotriche depressa
Native currant (Acrotriche depressa).JPG
Native currant (Acrotriche depressa). Beyeria Conservation Park, Kangaroo Island, South Australia.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Ericaceae
Genus: Acrotriche
Species: A. depressa
Binomial name
Acrotriche depressa
R.Br.

Acrotriche depressa, commonly known as native currant or wiry ground-berry, is a dwarf evergreen perennial [1] shrub native to southern Australia, occurring naturally in sandy or heavy clay moist soils.[2]

Description[edit]

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.[3]

Uses[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Acrotriche depressa". Practical Plants. 2014. Retrieved 16 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Acrotriche depressa - R.Br.". pfaf. Retrieved 14 December 2013. 
  3. ^ Elliot, W.R.; Jones, D.L. (1982). Enclyclopaedia of Australian Plants. 2. ISBN 0-85091-143-5.