Sprawling Duneweed

Sprawling Duneweed

Sprawling Duneweed
Latin Name
Tetragonia fructicosa
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 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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