This Wild Orange gets its common name from its colour and nothing else.It tends to grow in sandy red soil or gravelly soil, usually in association with flood plains and creek or river beds. It is a low spindly scrambling shrub about 1.5 metres high. The bushes occur individually or as part of a smaller group.The oval shaped leaves are grey green in colour. The branches and twigs have a number of recurved thorns.
The delicate tasselled flowers are usually white or cream, although pink and purple flowers have been recorded.From November to May green fruit . . .