Sprawling Duneweed

Sprawling Duneweed


Name
Sprawling Duneweed
Latin Name
Tetragonia fructicosa
Habitat
An abundant coloniser of foredunes. Its stem, leaves and fruit are covered with turgid, swollen cells that give the plant a glistening appearance and may help reduce water loss.
Fruit
Fruit four winged.

Description : A sprawling, prostrate plant with a red stem. Leaves succulent, flat, oval. Flowers tiny, with a crown of yellow stamens. Size: Leaves 20 mm long. Related Species: Tetragonia decumbens is similar but has smaller, three-winged fruit.



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