Einadia polygonoides

Family Chenopodiaceae

Prostrate perennial herb spreading to 1 m. Longevity 2 - 5 years

Flowers: December – April.

Fruit: Dry, pericarp clasping small black or brown seed, April.

Seed: Small flattend disc. Dispersed locally.

Gallery images: seed, seedling, rootstock, resprout


  • Woodland habitat.
  • Common in woodland at the Australian Botanic Garden.
  • Possibly coloniser species seedlings noted in woodland.
  • Resprouts after fire.

Ecology of Cumberland Plain Woodland

Einadia polygonoides plant

Einadia polygonoides

Einadia polygonoides seed