Perennial herb 30–50 cm tall, procumbent or erect; rootstock deeply rhizomatous; stems smooth or weakly 4-ribbed, glaucous, glabrous, or with a few curved 1- or 2-celled hairs. Leaves mostly alternate, narrow-lanceolate to oblanceolate, 15–50 mm long, 3–8 mm wide, glaucous, almost glabrous, subsessile, margins entire or serrulate; bracts linear to lanceolate, 5–8 mm long, entire, green, glaucous; bracteoles linear, 0.5–0.7 mm long, entire, brown. Inflorescence 1–3-flowered; pedicels 0.5–0.6 mm long; sepals 4, green, triangular to linear-lanceolate, 1–1.2 mm long; petals 4, green to yellow, 1.8–3 mm long; stamens 8; ovary 4-celled, globular to hemispherical, 0.4–0.8 mm long, verrucose to rugose, glabrous, styles 4. Fruit globular to pyriform, 1–3 per axil, 2–2.5 mm long, 1.5–2.8 mm diam., yellowish to dark reddish-brown, weakly 4–8-ribbed in upper part, lower part verrucose, usually glabrous.
Gold, MuF, MuM, NIS, RobP, VRiv, Wim. Also A, SA, Qld, NSW. In Victoria, apparently confined to the north-west where it grows on heavy soils that are seasonally inundated.
2 forms, only the nominate form occurring in Victoria.
See notes under Haloragis aspera.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|