Botanical name

Zygophyllum spinosum

Family

Zygophyllaceae

Synonym (old name)

Zygophyllum procumbens
Zygophyllum spinosum
Zygophyllum spinosum
Zygophyllum spinosum
Zygophyllum spinosum
Zygophyllum spinosum
Zygophyllum spinosum

Description

Erect or sprawling shrublet up to 1m. Leaves bifoliolate, leaflets semi-terete to cylindrical, grooved beneath; flowers yellow with or without red markings; fruits round, acute and 5-sutured when fresh, 5-angled and slightly ribbed when dry.

Habitat

Coastal sands and rocky ridges

Flower Date

June to September