Goosefoot Oxybasis ambigua
Native. At risk-declining.
This species can be found in a few Estuaries on this coast, including at a few points in the Manawtū Estuary, but since it is a seasonal plant, you’re best off seeking it in the summer half of the year.
It is a succulent member of the family of saltbushes. The profuse quantity of seeds produced are dispersed by both wind and water.
Distribution is patchy in the Southern Hemisphere but extensive, taking in Chile, Easter Island, the Australian states of New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia plus both North and South Island of Aotearoa New Zealand.