Annual herb from a taproot; stems ascending to erect, solitary, freely branched from the base, 15-60 cm tall, copiously glandular-hairy, strongly aromatic.
Stem leaves alternate, fleshy, stalked, oblong to egg-shaped, 2-4 cm long, with shallowly to deeply toothed lobes, reduced upwards.
Inflorescence of numerous, small, greenish, paired, axillary clusters; flowering spikes up to 4/5 the total height of the plant.
Thin, whitish, membranous envelopes; seeds black, 0.6 mm wide, horizontal.
If more than one illustration is available for a species (e.g., separate illustrations were provided for two subspecies) then links to the separate images will be provided below. Note that individual subspecies or varietal illustrations are not always available.
Illustration Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia
Synonyms and Alternate Names:
Botrydium botrys (L.) Small
Chenopodium botrys L.
Teloxys botrys (L.) W.A. Weber