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Mealy Goosefoot - Chenopodium incanum
Other Names:  Chenopodium fremontii var. incanum


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNR

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C-value: 3

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General Description
Stems erect to ascending, simple or branched below, farinose, 10–60 cm. Leaf blades farinose beneath, narrowly ovate to triangular, usually hastate, 1–5 cm long with entire or wavy margins. Inflorescence glomerules 1–2 mm across in interrupted terminal and axillary, simple or branched spikes. Flowers: calyx segments 5, distinct to the base, ca. 1 mm long; stamens 5. Seed round, wrinkled, ca. 1 mm. Our plants are variety salinum (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Range Comments
In MT known only from Beaverhead, Pondera, Fergus, McCone, Dawson and Wibaux counties; AB, SK south to CA, NM, TX, and Mexico (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Habitat
Sparsely vegetated, fine-textured, vernally moist soil along streams, pond margins; plains (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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