An undershrub: Branches spreading rather downy; twigs fasciculate, filiform, whitish, hoary, flattish, about 3-4 inches long, and standing in the room of leaves. Flowers occasionally solitary, hut more frequently arranged in slender leafless spikes, which are very numerous, from 2 to 4 lines long and either spreading or erect Bracts to each flower 2-3, very small, obtuse, downy. Filaments twice or thrice as long as the calyx, with large yellow anthers. Style simple; stigma small bifid. -"An excessively foetid plant: which Mr. Burnett supposed may be used for the same purposes as the last.