Bassia hirsuta (L.) Asch.
Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.
Species Description - Bushy-branched annual 2–4 dm, turning pink in autumn; lvs fleshy and subterete, pubescent, linear-oblong, 1–1.5(2) cm; spikes paniculiform, usually with a flexuous axis; call mm; fr 3 × 2 mm; one lower and 2 upper sep bearing a short, stout, dorsal process; seed 1.5 mm wide; 2n=18. Native of Europe, now abundant on beaches and salt marshes from Mass. to Va.