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Blitum nuttallianum
Nuttall's povertyweed
WTU specimens
Other herbaria

Distribution: East of the Cascades, southern British Columbia south to southern California, east to Manitoba, Missouri and New Mexico.

Habitat: Dry to moist, saline or alkaline soil, from the desert plains to mid-elevations in he mountains.

Flowers: May - July

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Description:
General:

Succulent annual, freely-branched from the base, prostrate to ascending, the stems 1-3 dm. long.

Leaves:

Leaves alternate, gradually reduced upward to foliaceous bracts, the blades hastate, sometimes entire above, the lateral lobes divergent and 1-4 mm. long, the terminal lobe linear to oblong or triangular, 0.5-3 cm. long; petioles slender, up to 3 cm. long.

Flowers:

Flowers tiny, mostly monoecious, in dense, sessile, axillary clusters, often reddish; perianth usually a single segment, 1.5-2.5 mm. long, oblong; stamens 1, usually lacking in some flowers; styles 2.

Fruits:

Utricle somewhat flattened, finely pitted.

Accepted Name:
Blitum nuttallianum Schult.
Publication: Mant. 1: 65. 1822 1822.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Monolepis chenopodioides Moq.
Monolepis nuttalliana (Schult.) Greene [FNA4]
Monolepsis nuttalliana (Schultes) Greene, orthographic variant [HC]
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Blitum nuttallianum in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Blitum nuttallianum checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Blitum nuttallianum atlas page.

CalPhotos: Blitum nuttallianum photos.

USDA Plants: Blitum nuttallianum information.

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