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Strawberry Goosefoot - Chenopodium capitatum

Native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNR

Agency Status
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 3

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General Description
Stems erect, 5–50 cm. Leaf blades green, fleshy, glabrous, triangular-hastate, to 8 cm long with entire to crenate margins. Inflorescence glomerules 3–10 mm in diameter, in upper leaf axils and a terminal spike. Flowers: calyx 3- to 5-parted, segments red, nearly distinct, <1 mm long; stamens 3. Seed punctate, ca. 1 mm (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Range Comments
Western two-thirds of MT; native to Eurasia, introduced throughout temperate North America (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 6

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  • Additional ReferencesLegend:   View Online Publication
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    • Jones, W. W. 1901. Preliminary flora of Gallatin County. M.S. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State College. 78 pp.
    • Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
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