Turcz., Bull. Soc. Nat. Mosc. 22, 2:27 (1849).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: None
Slender almost or quite glabrous annual, 3-15 cm high; stem erect, or procumbent and ascending, often branched from the base; leaves reniform, 4-15 mm broad, divided to the middle or more deeply into 3 entire or toothed lobes; stipules scarious, fringed.
Peduncles filiform; umbels all pedunculate, condensed to globular or ovoid heads with 6 (rarely 3)-12 almost sessile flowers; corolla smaller than the width of the ovary; petals greenish-white, often with a purplish tinge.
Fruits c. 1 mm long, c. 2 mm broad; mericarps apparently not separating and possibly remaining together in heads long after maturity, with 1 dorsal and 2 intermediate prominent obtuse often irregularly thickened ribs forming 3 thick light-greyish wings, wrinkled and pitted by reticular connections between the prominent ribs and between the intermediate and the inconspicuous lateral ribs; styles very short, spreading and appressed to mericarps.
On damp saline soil at edges of salt lakes and salt flats, also in depressions on top of coastal cliffs.
S.Aust.: EP, NL, MU, YP, SL, SE. W.Aust.; Vic.
Flowering time: Sept. — Nov.
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