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Margriet Wetherwax, Dieter H. Wilken & Noel H. Holmgren

Perennial herb, glabrous, rhizomed. Stem: decumbent to erect, ± ribbed. Leaf: opposite, sessile to clasping, linear to ovate, fleshy. Inflorescence: axillary, flowers 1–3; bractlets 1 or 2 per flower. Flower: calyx 5(7)-parted, enclosing fruit, papery, lobes erect, overlapping, ovate, back ribbed, persistent in fruit; stamens 5, included; style slender, = ovary, stigmas 2. Fruit: indehiscent, ± 2 mm. Seed: vertical, lenticular, black or brown.
± 5 species: western United States, Central America, South America. (Greek: soda loving) [Müller & Borsch 2005 Ann Missouri Bot Gard 92:66–102] In Chenopodiaceae in TJM (1993).

Key to Nitrophila

1. Internodes < leaves, leaves (2)3–4.5 mm, widely ovate; plant 3–10 cm ..... N. mohavensis

1' Internodes > leaves, leaves 5–30 mm, ± linear; plant 7–30 cm ..... N. occidentalis


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