Haloragis from the Greek halos sea and rhagos berry referring to the appearance of the fruit of the first plant described and also to the habitat. Herbs, subshrubs and shrubs, stems frequently 4-5-angled and scabrous; leaves simple, opposite, alternate or even whorled. Flowers usually 4-merous, anthers basifixed. Fruit an indehiscent nut or schizocarp. Often occur in aquatic or dry habitats.