Chenopodium berlandieri

(Pitseed Goosefoot)


Chenopodium berlandieri, Lake Dillon, Summit County 5623


Chenopodium berlandieri, Lake Dillon, Summit County 5633

Scientific Name Chenopodium berlandieri USDA PLANTS Symbol CHBE4
Common Name Pitseed Goosefoot ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 20594
Family Amaranthaceae (Amaranth) formerly Chenopodiaceae SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Plains to subalpine (4000 to 10800); open and disturbed areas and along creeks; widely distributed.
Plant: Erect annual, a few inches to 40+ inches tall; stems, leaves and flowers covered with white powdery substance (farinose). Photographed plant is less than 10 inches tall.
Leaves: Lower leaves deltate or rhomboid, 3-lobed, 0.7 to 1.6 inches long.
Inflorescence: Green, farinose flowers densely clustered in spikes of small glomerules about 1/4-inch across or less, spikes 2 to 6 inches long; no petals, 5 small farinose sepals, 5 stamens
Bloom Period: June to September.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield.
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