Toothed Raspwort, Mulga Cabbage, Mulga Nettle, Mulga Spinach
Annual forb to 1m tall, arising from a strongly developed taproot. Leaves more or less opposite at the extreme base, then alternating up the stems, 4.5-8cm long, 7-25mm wide, flat, hairy, toothed, usually with pointed tips. Leaf-like bracts below the flower clusters 0.3-0.65cm long, 0.8-2mm wide, entire or toothed. Flowers often small (less than 3mm across) yellowish green, with 4 petals, in groups of 3-15 flowers in interrupted spikes at the ends of the stems subtended by leaflike bracts, and at the bases of the upper leaves. Fruiting bodies red.
In Haloragis odontocarpa f. pterocarpa the fruiting body is winged.
Description in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales page 537