Leaf blades: margins with rounded teeth, apex obtuse. Leaflike bracts absent, at least in terminal 1/2 of inflorescence. Vertical seeds 0.6-0.9 mm diam. Fruiting late summer-fall. Waste places, especially ± brackish soils; 0-300 m; N.B., N.S., Ont., P.E.I., Que.; Conn., Del., Fla., Ill., Ind., Ky., Maine, Md., Mass., Mich., Minn., Mo., N.H., N.J., N.Y., Ohio, Pa., R.I., Vt., Va., W.Va., Wis.; Europe; Asia.
From Flora of Indiana (1940) by Charles C. Deam
The original occurrence of this species in America is not established as certain. Aellen, however, suggests that it is indigenous in salty places in Saskatchewan and Colorado.