Oakleaf Goosefoot - Chenopodium glaucum var. glaucum
Stems prostrate to erect, 10–50 cm. Leaf blades fleshy, pale green and glabrous above, white-farinose beneath, lanceolate to ovate, 1–4 cm long with sinuate margins. Inflorescence glomerules, 1–2 mm diameter, in bracteate, axillary and terminal spikes. Flowers: calyx mostly 5-parted, segments green, nearly distinct, ca. 0.6 mm long; stamen 1. Seed flattened-orbicular, punctate, 0.6–1.1 mm, vertical and horizontal (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
Differs from variety salinum by the following characters: Inflorescences without leaflike bracts, at least on terminal 1/2; leaf blade apices obtuse; vertical seeds 0.6-0.9 mm (Welsh, 2003, Fl. North America, Vol. 4).
AK to QC south to CA, TX, KY, VA (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).
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Drying, often saline mud around ponds, lakes, streams, roadsides; plains, valleys, montane (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
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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.