Distribution: Introduced along the coast of the Pacific states, occasionally inland
Habitat: Chiefly in tidal flats; occasionally in other moist areas
Flowers: June - September
Origin: Introduced from South Africa
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Glabrous, somewhat succulent perennial, often trailing or rooting at the nodes, 5-30 cm. tall.
Leaves sessile, with a sheathing base, entire or with a few coarse teeth or deep narrow lobes, narrowly oblong or lanceolate to linear, 1-6 cm. long and 1-10 mm. wide, broader when lobed.
Heads solitary at the ends of the branches, the disk 5-11 mm. wide; the outer ring of flowers on the disk all pistillate, without a corolla, the other flowers perfect, bright yellow, with a short tubular corolla with 4 teeth; involucre bracts in two series; receptacle naked; pappus none.
Achenes of the outer flowers broadly winged, shorter than the conspicuous stipe; others 2-nerved with a short stipe.