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Red Goosefoot - Chenopodium rubrum


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4

Agency Status
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BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 3

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General Description
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).

Diagnostic Characteristics
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).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
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).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 3

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Habitat
Moist, sometimes saline or disturbed soil; plains, valleys (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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