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Oakleaf Goosefoot - Chenopodium glaucum var. glaucum

Non-native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNA

Agency Status
USFWS:
USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 1

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General Description
Stems prostrate to erect, 10–50 cm. Leaf blades fleshy, pale green and glabrous above, white-farinose beneath, lanceolate to ovate, 1–4 cm long with sinuate margins. Inflorescence glomerules, 1–2 mm diameter, in bracteate, axillary and terminal spikes. Flowers: calyx mostly 5-parted, segments green, nearly distinct, ca. 0.6 mm long; stamen 1. Seed flattened-orbicular, punctate, 0.6–1.1 mm, vertical and horizontal (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Diagnostic Characteristics
Differs from variety salinum by the following characters: Inflorescences without leaflike bracts, at least on terminal 1/2; leaf blade apices obtuse; vertical seeds 0.6-0.9 mm (Welsh, 2003, Fl. North America, Vol. 4).

Species Range
Montana Range

Non-native
 


Range Comments
AK to QC south to CA, TX, KY, VA (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 15

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Habitat
Drying, often saline mud around ponds, lakes, streams, roadsides; plains, valleys, montane (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Management

References
  • Literature Cited AboveLegend:   View Online Publication
    • Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
  • Additional ReferencesLegend:   View Online Publication
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    • Eggers, M.J.S. 2005. Riparian vegetation of the Montana Yellowstone and cattle grazing impacts thereon. M.Sc. Thesis. Montana State University, Bozeman, MT. 125 p.
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