Family, Buckwheat. Color, greenish white or pinkish. Leaves, small, thickish, narrowly oblong, jointed to the sheathing stipules, their margins often turned back. Low and smooth plants, with nearly sessile small flowers, 1 to 3 clustered in the axils, without true corolla, but with a 5 or 6-parted, petal-like calyx. Stamens, 8. Style, 1. Achene, triangular, smooth, shining. Flower pedicels slender, jointed, and stem deeply lined. July to September.