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Edible, Perennial, A small perennial, dioecious, rarely polygamous herb, green or glaucous, with a branched rhizome producing adventitious shoots, sometimes stoloniferous
Flowers can be red (female) or yellowish green (male). The slender flowering stalks are angular or ridged, terminating in a panicle with spike-like racemes of tiny flowers., Flowers pedicellate, in whorls up to 5 mm in diameter in the axil of hyaline bracts, arranged in racemes; racemes ± lax and branched forming terminal panicles, leafless or nearly so Male flowers 2–2.5 mm in diameter; outer perianth segments 1.25–1.75 × 0.5–0.75 mm, oblong-lanceolate, the inner (0.7)1–2(2.5) × 0.6–1.3(1.8) mm, greenish-brown, becoming tinged with red; anthers up to 1.5 mm long, yellow, longer than filaments
Nut light brown, (1)1.2–1.5(1.7) × 0.8–1.2(1.5) mm, sharply trigonous, ± wrinkled and papillose.