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Desert Goosefoot - Chenopodium pratericola
Other Names:  Chenopodium leptophyllum var. oblongifolium


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNR

Agency Status
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USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 4

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General Description
Stems erect, simple or branched, farinose, 15–60 cm. Leaf blades farinose, ca. fleshy, linear to lanceolate, 1–4 cm long, mostly 3-veined with entire margins. Inflorescence glomerules in terminal and axillary panicles. Flowers: calyx 5-parted, segments distinct, ca. 1 mm long, spreading at maturity; stamens 5. Seed flattened-globose, wrinkled, 0.9–1.3 mm (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
In MT across much of the state; much of North America north of Mexico (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX);

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 26

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Habitat
Gravelly often disturbed soil in grassland, steppe; plains, valleys, montane (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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