Lake-fringe rhagodia is readily eaten by livestock but has some resilience under grazing. It holds its leaves during dry periods and is a good drought reserve.
Salt lake fringe sandy rises.
Lake-fringe rhagodia is a roundish, green-grey shrub that grows up to 1.5m tall and 3m wide. The weeping branches often send down roots where they come into contact with the soil. The leaves are fleshy, spear-shaped and up to 10mm long, 3mm wide and are covered with mealy hairs. There are separate male and female plants. The flowers on each are very small and held in spikes at the end of the branches. The female flowers produce 2mm diameter seeds with a fleshy, red outer layer.