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Ground Berry

Height

  • spreading mat-like shrub to 1 metre in height, but usually much less
  • prefers rocky areas on shallow soil.

Leaves

  • prickly, narrow alternate leaves
  • paler in colour below

Flowers

  • small cream coloured flowers in clusters of 5 – 10

Fruit

  • red berry to 5mm in diameter

Human Use

  • fruit edible but tasteless

Fauna Use

  • fruit is eaten by a variety of birds
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