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A glaucous, glabrous, low shrub with numerous, branched, sulcate stems, erect or ascending. Leaves are fleshy and variable: those of vegetative branchlets are oblanceolate in outline, pinnatisect, with linear acute lobes, slightly clasping at the base, while leaves of flowering branches are linear and mucronate. Inflorescence is a pyramidal panicle with female marginal florets; inner florets are 5-dentate, male. Fruit is an obovoid, faintly striate, brownish achene, usually only one achene ripening per capitulum (hence the epithet monosperma).

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