Photographer: Emmet J. Judziewicz
Cycloloma atriplicifolium (Spreng.) J.M.Coult.
Cycloloma: from Greek cyclos, "a circle," and loma, referring to the calyx-wing, so "circular wing"
atriplicifolium: with leaves like Atriplex
|Plant: ||erect to spreading, annual, 4"-32" tall forb turning reddish at maturity; stems densely branched|
|Flower: ||green, minute, 5-parted, stalkless, no petals, sepals becoming reddish; inflorescence an interrupted spike from most of the top branches; blooms July-Aug.|
|Leaf:||irregularly toothed, smaller toward the top, all falling as the plant matures|
|Habitat: ||sun; dry; in sandy soil|