Common Name

Annual Spinach




Succulent annual forb, erect to prostrate to sprawling.  Leaves to 10cm long, to 50mm wide, flat, hairless. Young shoots hairy.  Flowers yellow-green, with 4 'petals', solitary at the bases of the leaves.  Poorly known Vic.

Differs from Tetragonia tetragonioides and Tetragonia eremaea in that the flowers have 4-8 stamens, and the upward projections on the fruiting body are curved inwards. Differs from Tetrragonia eremaea in that the fruiting bodies are 8-15mm in diameter.

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