Stems: Erect; many branches, ascending and spreading.
Leaves: 1/3 to 2 inches long, narrow; white-scaly with bead-like hairs; alternate; groove down the center; somewhat fleshy.
Flowers: Pistillate inflorescence terminal, spike-like; individual flowers small and inconspicuous.
Seeds: 1.5 to 2.5 mm, enclosed in two papery bracts that grow at right angles and form a
somewhat spherical structure around the seed.