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1. Halogeton glomeratus (Marschall von Bieberstein) C. A. Meyer in Ledebour, Icon. Pl. 1: 10. 1829.

盐生草 yan sheng cao

Plants 5-30 cm tall. Branches alternate, basal ones subopposite, gray-green, smooth or densely papillate, not arachnoid hairy when young. Leaves 4-12 × 1.5-2 mm, apex aristate awned, awn sometimes deciduous. Flowers usually 4-6 per glomerule. Perianth segments lanceolate, membranous, abaxially 1-veined; abaxial wing semiorbicular, subequal, membranous, distinctly veined, sometimes not developed and then perianth thickened, becoming leathery. Stamens usually 2. Seed vertical. Fl. and fr. Jul-Sep.

Gobi desert, foothills, arid slopes. W Gansu, Qinghai, Xinjiang, Xizang [Mongolia, Russia (S Siberia); C Asia; naturalized and highly invasive in SW North America].

1 Stem and branches smooth.   1a var. glomeratus
+ Stem and branches densely papillate.   1b var. tibeticus


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