|Scientific Name||Chenopodium berlandieri||USDA PLANTS Symbol||CHBE4|
|Common Name||Pitseed Goosefoot||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||20594|
|Family||Amaranthaceae (Amaranth) formerly Chenopodiaceae||SEINet
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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© Tom Lebsack 2022
Banner photo: Ten Mile Range and Rhodiola integrifolia (King’s Crown) in Summit County