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Chenopodium berlandieri
Berlandieri's goosefoot

Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; Alaska to California, east across North America to the Atlantic Coast.

Habitat: Roadsides, fields, riparian zones, wastelots, and other open areas at low to middle elevations.

Flowers: August-October

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Annual

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Pollination: Wind


Non-aromatic annuals, the stems much-branched to simple, erect to ascending, 1-10 dm. tall.


Leaves alternate, with a mealy excrescence, the blades deltate to rhombic, 1.7-4 cm. long, 3-lobed, the margins toothed above the basal lobes.


Inflorescence erect, with leafy bracts, the flowers in clusters in compound spikes, the clusters rounded, 4-7 mm. in diameter; bracts absent; perianth segments 5, distinct to base, the lobes ovate to deltate, about 1 mm. long and wide, often prominently keeled; stamens 5; styles with yellow area at base; stigmas 2.


Utricle ovoid, honeycomb and wrinkled.

Accepted Name:
Chenopodium berlandieri Moq.
Publication: Chenop. Monogr. Enum. 23. 1840.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Chenopodium berlandieri in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Chenopodium berlandieri checklist entry.

OregonFlora: Chenopodium berlandieri information.

E-Flora BC: Chenopodium berlandieri atlas page.

CalPhotos: Chenopodium berlandieri photos.

USDA Plants: Chenopodium berlandieri information.

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