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Pit-seed Goosefoot - Chenopodium berlandieri

Native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SU

Agency Status
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USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 2

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General Description
Stems erect to ascending, simple or branched, farinose, 20–100 cm. Leaf blades farinose, lanceolate to triangular, 1–8 cm long; margins entire to dentate, sometimes hastate. Inflorescence glomerules, more than 4 mm across, in terminal and axillary compound spikes. Flowers: calyx segments 5, united at the base, 0.7–1.5 mm long; stamens 5. Seed flattened-globose, honeycomb pitted, 1–2 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Montana Range

Year-round
 


Range Comments
In MT in the western and some central counties; native to and widespread native weed distributed throughout North America (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 39

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Habitat
Roadsides, fields, disturbed grasslands; plains, valleys (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

References
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    • Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
    • Quire, R.L. 2013. The sagebrush steppe of Montana and southeastern Idaho shows evidence of high native plant diversity, stability, and resistance to the detrimental effects of nonnative plant species. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 124 p.
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