The town squatted in a bowl beneath desert hills, its scattered lights odd fires stared at from up on Commonage where a rattlesnake could be seen lifting its wedge head from the heat-trail of a white-footed mouse and staring down at the three lakes, Swan in the north, Kalamalka to the south, and Okanagan in the west, the Bluebush
hills and mountains hanging above them in a pall.
In Victoria, Pearl Bluebush
is largely restricted to heavier soils that are relatively fertile (and were thus preferentially alienated and cleared) in the north-west.
Producer: 3 Art, Bluebush
, RCH, Sunny Television Prods.
divided the grass or herbage land from the bluebush
Ayers came across the tropical import Diospyros lycioides, often called Karroo Bluebush
, Monkey Plum or Red Star Apple, in Arizona when he was visiting the Tucson Botanic Gardens.
The main vegetation includes saltbush (Atriplex spp.) and bluebush
(Kochia/Maireana sedifolia), the former being "of the greatest value as forage, succulent and nutritious food for sheep and cattle in the driest season of the year" (Bolam, 1924, 45), and supporting about one sheep per twelve hectares (Reardon, 1996, 82).