Mallee Bitter Bush, Water Bush
Shrub to 2m tall. Leaves alternating up the stems, or alternating up the stems and opposite each other, 2-10cm long, 20-80mm wide, flat, hairy to sparsely hairy, lobed or unlobed, the edges flat or wavy, sometimes toothed. Male and female flowers on different plants. Flowers green or yellow, with 0 petals. Male flowers with 4-5 sepals, female flowers with 5-8 sepals. Flower clusters at the tops of the stems, male flower clusters mixed with bracts in cylindrical spikes with up to 30 flowers, female flower clusters in 1-7 flowered spikes.
Description and photo (as Adriana hookeri) in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales pages 452-453