Frankenia annua Summerh. APNI*
Description: Annual herb, ± glabrous but sparsely hairy with at least some of the hairs on stem and calyx hooked.
Leaves oblong-elliptic to linear or obovate, 2–3 mm long, margins recurved or flat, ± glabrous, lower surface sometimes minutely pubescent.
Flowers in irregular dichasia; bracts and bracteoles similar to leaves. Calyx 5–6 mm long, almost glabrous or with scattered spreading or hooked hairs, especially near base. Petals 8–9 mm long. Stamens 6–8. Style 3- or 4-branched, stigmas linear to narrow club-shaped.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows on heavy soils.
NSW subdivisions: NFWP
Other Australian states: Qld S.A. N.T.
Text by C. Miller
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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