Common Name

A Saltbush




Annual or short-lived perennial forb to 30cm tall. Leaves flat, 1-5cm long, 10-20mm wide, scurfy to scaly, margins entire to toothed or lobed, tips blunt. Flowers small (less than 3mm across), male and female flowers on the same plant,. Male flowers in clusters at the bases of the upper leaves, female flowers solitary or in clusters at the bases of the leaves.

Description (page 239) and line drawing of the fruiting body (Fig. 44-10 page 242) in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales

PlantNET description with line drawing of fruiting body and photo of dried plant: