Description from Flora of China
Polygonum glareosum Schischkin, Bot. Mater. Gerb. Bot. Inst. Komarova Akad. Nauk SSSR 7: 121. 1938, not Philippi (1895).
Subshrubs erect, 20-30 cm tall, branched from base. Branches curved, angulate, glabrous. Petiole 1-2 mm, articulate at base; leaf blade gray-green, elliptic or oblong, ×0.8-1.5 cm × 3-6 mm, leathery, both surfaces glabrous, abaxially with prominent midvein, base cuneate, margin revolute, apex acute or obtuse; ocrea: lower part brown, herbaceous, upper part white, membranous, 2-lobed. Inflorescence racemose, 4-7 cm; bracts green, each 1- or 2-flowered. Pedicel ca. 1.5 mm. Perianth green, margin pinkish or white, 5-parted; tepals narrowly ovate, 2-2.5 mm. Stamens 8; filaments unequal. Styles 3; stigmas capitate. Achenes included in persistent perianth, black-brown, shiny, narrowly ovoid, trigonous, 3-3.5 mm. Fl. Jun-Jul, fr. Jul-Aug.
Gravelly areas, saline places; 600-1500 m. Xinjiang [Mongolia].