(Halogeton glomeratus)

Halogeton (Halogeton glomeratus) is an annual forb native to Asia. The plant ranges in heights of a few inches off the ground to 18 inches tall. Halogeton starts as a low growing multi-branched, spreading plant and then stems become erect with maturity. Plants begin as a bluish-green color in the spring turning reddish-yellow later in the summer. Leaves are nearly tubular, small, and fleshy in nature. The ends of the leaf are tipped with a delicate needle-like spine. Flowers are inconspicuous, green and borne at the leaf axils. The root system is fibrous and spreading. Halogeton mainly reproduces by seeds. There are two different types of seeds produced. The seeds that are brown in color, generally will lie dormant and stay viable for many years. The seeds that are black in color will generally reproduce in the same growing season.

Halogeton fact sheet