Stems prostrate to suberect, much-branched to ± simple, 0.1-4.5 dm, pilose with segmented (uniseriate) hairs and sessile or stipitate glandular hairs. Leaves malodorous; petiole 0.3-1.5 cm; blade narrowly to broadly elliptic to ovate, 0.5-2.7 × 0.3-1.5 cm, somewhat reduced in inflorescence, base cuneate, apex obtuse, glandular-pilose. Inflorescences lateral cymes or glomerules; glomerules subglobose, 1.2-2.5 mm diam.; bracts leaflike, 3-4.5 mm, elliptic, margins crenate-dentate, apex obtuse. Flowers: perianth segments 5, distinct nearly to base, distinct portions narrowly elliptic to narrowly oblong, 0.6-0.7 × 0.2-0.3 mm, apex acute, normally rounded abaxially, usually glandular-pilosulose, becoming crustaceous and white in fruit; stamens absent or 1; stigmas 2. Achenes ovoid; pericarp adherent, membranaceous, slightly rugose. Seeds reddish brown, ovoid, 0.5-0.7 × 0.5-0.6 mm, margins keeled or rounded; seed coat smooth.
|Clammy goosefoot, small crumbweed|