- Succulent plants
- Grasses, rushes and sedge plants
- Other plant types
This annual succulent grows up to 40 cm tall.
The plant’s leaves are succulent and barrel shaped giving it the appearance of being leafless.
Its leaves are opposite and are bluish-green, but during dry periods they have a purple tinge.
From June to December small yellow flowers emerge from swollen segments of the plant (see inset photograph below).
The seeds are approximately 1.5 mm long, with ridges on their upper margins.
New plants usually germinate from March to April and after heavy rainfall.
Grey samphire grows in upper tidal areas where there is some freshwater influence.
The plant can be found in intermittent patches north of Mackay.