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Giant-seed Goosefoot - Chenopodium simplex
Other Names:  Chenopodium gigantospermum, Chenopodium hybridum


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNR

Agency Status
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MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 3

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General Description
Stems erect, 15–100 cm. Leaf blades glabrous, ovate to triangular, 2–15 cm long, truncate to cordate with sinuate to lobed margins. Inflorescence farinose, glandular, open, ebracteate, terminal and lateral panicles of glomerules, 0.5–2 mm diam. Flowers: calyx 5-parted, segments united <1/2-way, ca. 1 mm long; stamens 5. Seed lenticular, smooth to honeycombed, 1–1.5 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Range Comments
Scattered across much of MT mostly in western two-thirds of the state; most of temperate and sub-boreal N. America (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Habitat
Disturbed soil of woodlands, forests; plains, valleys (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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