Bassia hirsuta bassia Chenopodiaceae BAHI*; Q, j (Stalter and Lamont. 2002);

   

Bassia hirsuta. Peter Burn. www.discoverlife.org. (Accessed 5/2014).

Bassia hirsuta. Peter Burn. www.discoverlife.org. (Accessed 5/2014).

Bassia hirsuta is an annual C3 herb (Jacobs 2001), to 40 cm tall, bushy-branched, turning pink in autumn. 

Leaves alternate, to 1.5 cm long, fleshy, linear, nearly cylindrical, hairy, blunt-tipped. 

Bassia hirsuta flowers. © Copyright Sheryl Pollock 2011. discoverlife.org

Bassia hirsuta flowers. © Copyright Sheryl Pollock 2011. discoverlife.org (Accessed 10/2017).

Flowers solitary in axils, 0.1 cm, 5 sepals, incurved. 

Fruit dry, 0.3 cm long, 0.2 cm wide, with 3 tubercles; Aug.-Oct. 

Wetland status: OBL. 

Frequency in NYC: Very infrequent. 

Origin: Eurasia. 

Habitat: Salt marshes, saline sands.