Common Name

Grey Samphire; Grey Glasswort




Shrub or perennial forb to 1m tall or sprawling.  Succulent stems.  Leafless.  Flowers tiny (less than 3mm across), succulent, in spikes at the ends of the stems, 2-8cm long, of 6-40 flower segments.  Was Halosarcia halocnemoides ssp. halocnemoides.

Definite differentiation between most species of Tecticornia depends on details of the seeds, which needs a microscope to see.

Description and photo (as Arthrocnemum halocnemoides  var.  halocnemoides) in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales pages 236-237

PlantNET description:

Florabase photo:

Photo of plant with mature fruiting bodies. Photographer Don Wood, Scotia Sanctuary, NSW