L., Sp. Pl. 220 (1753).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: Scented goosefoot.
Perennial herb, prostrate to erect and 1 m high, aromatic; branches with cottony hairs; leaves pinnatisect, to 6 X 3 cm; segments linear, with recurved margins; undersurface densely covered with pale-yellow glandular hairs, sparsely cottony.
Flowers in glomerules arranged in spicate panicles; bisexual flower: perianth hemispherical, shortly 5-lobed; stamens 5; ovary pubescent above with amber-coloured geniculate glandular hairs; female flower: perianth obovoid (pouch-like), minutely lobed; fruiting perianth c. 2.5 mm long, coriaceous, reticulate.
Pericarp free, membranous; seed erect, lenticular, with a rounded margin; testa reddish-brown, glossy; embryo horseshoe-shaped.
Cunningham et al. (1982) Plants of western New South Wales, p. 260.
Found in coastal sand and other disturbed areas.
W.Aust.; Qld; N.S.W.; Vic. Native to South America.
Flowering time: Dec. — July.
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