Introduced annual or perennial forb, prostrate or to 25cm tall. Leaves succulent, alternating along the stems, 0.6-4cm long, 2-10mm wide, flat, hairless, glaucous. Flowers white to pinkish, tubular, with five lobes, in dense one-sided spikes at the ends of the stems. Fruit green and fleshy at first, then drying brown.
Description and photo in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales page 563