Red Goosefoot - Chenopodium rubrum
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Stems erect to prostrate, 5–50 cm. Leaf blades green, fleshy, glabrous, ovate to triangular-hastate, to 6 cm long with entire to dentate margins. Inflorescence glomerules, 2–4 mm across, in axillary, simple to compound spikes. Flowers: calyx 3- to 4-parted, segments green to red, nearly distinct, up to 1 mm long; stamens 2 to 3. Seed smooth, flattened-globose, 0.5–1.0 mm (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
Vairety rubrum has a prostrate to spreading stem and shallowly dentate to entire leaf margins (Clemants and Mosyakin 2003 in Fl. N. Amer. Vol. 4).
In Montana mostly north central but also in Beaverhead County; AK to NS south to CA, NM, OH, and NJ (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).
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- Aho, Ken Andrew. 2006. Alpine and Cliff Ecosystems in the North-Central Rocky Mountains. Ph.D. Dissertation. Bozeman, Montana: Montana State University. 343 p.
- Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.