Parasite, often growing on species of Atriplex, stem upright, almost colourless, obscured by early flowers that have died, up to 70cm. Leaves: Scale-like, unobtrusive. Flowers: Bright yellow new flowers cluster around the top of the spike. Fruit: Ovoid black capsule. Seeds minute. Flowering period: After rains. Habitat: This plant grows on sandy coastal regions. Found in the central areas of Oman. Altitude: up to 350m. Uses: This plant is edible, cooked without additions. Also grazed by donkeys. Note: There is a local myth that donkeys get the black circle surrounding their eyes by touching the plant.