Distribution: Occasionally introduced in eastern and central WA; scattered localities primarily in southwestern US.
Habitat: Disturbed areas from dry to moist, tolerant of alkaline soils.
Origin: Introduced from Australia
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Monoecious, unarmed, perennial herbs or sub-shrubs, prostrate to decumbent, the stems 0.5-8 dm. tall and up to 15 dm. across the plant, white-scurfy when young.
Leaves many, alternate, obovate to elliptic, 5-30 mm. long and 2-9 mm. wide, the base tapered, the margins entire to remotely dentate, the tip obtuse.
Staminate flowers in small, terminal, leafy-bracteate clusters 1.5 mm. wide; pistillate flowers solitary or in few-flowered clusters in most leaf axils.
Fruiting bracteoles fleshy and red at maturity, sessile, strongly veined.