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Dark Goosefoot - Chenopodium atrovirens
Other Names:  Chenopodium fremontii var. atrovirens


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNR

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General Description
Stems erect to ascending, branched, farinose, 10–65 cm. Leaf blades farinose beneath, 3-veined, oblong to ovate, 1–3 cm long; margins entire. Inflorescence glomerules in terminal and axillary spikes. Flowers: calyx segments 5, distinct to the base, ca. 0.8 mm long; stamens 5. Seed flattened-globose, wrinkled, ca. 0.9–1.3 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
In MT from Madison, Silverbow, Teton, Valley and Daniels counties; BC to SK south to CA, UT, and NM (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX; Clemants and Mosyakin 2003 in Fl. N. Amer. Vol. 4).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 5

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Habitat
Sparsely vegetated, often disturbed soil; montane, subalpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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