Annual; stems spreading or prostrate, 2-4 dm; lvs densely beset with large yellow glands beneath, oblong or lanceolate, 1-3 cm with 2-4 coarse teeth per side; glomerules small, aggregated into small axillary spikes to 10 mm; cal deeply 5 cleft, beset with large yellow glands; seeds erect, 0.5-0.6 mm wide, lenticular with a raised margin; 2n=16. Native of Australia, naturalized in waste places in our range. (C. carinatum)
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