Fetid annual, strongly white-mealy, erect or ascending, 1-5 dm, widely branched from the base; lvs broadly ovate, 1-3 cm and about as wide, entire, rounded or broadly cuneate to the petiole, densely white-mealy beneath, glabrescent above; infls few, of small glomerules in compact leafy spikes, chiefly from the upper axils; sep 5, white-mealy, rounded on the back; seeds horizontal, dull black, thick-lenticular, loose in the pericarp, 1 mm wide; 2n=18. Native of Eurasia, found here and there in our range as a weed.
Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.