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Dysphania pumilio
small crumbweed, clammy goosefoot
WTU specimens
Other herbaria

Distribution: Introduced over much of the United States.

Habitat: Sandy or gravelly soiles, waste areas.

Flowers: July - September

Origin: Introduced from Australia

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Description:
General:

Prostrate to sub-erect annual, the stems much-branched to simple, 0.1-4.5 dm. tall, with simple hairs and sessile to stalked glands.

Leaves:

Leaves alternate, malodorous, with petioles 0.3-1.5 cm. long; blades narrowly elliptic to broadly ovate, 0.5-2.7 cm. long and 0.3-1.5 cm. wide, obtuse, the bases wedge-shaped.

Flowers:

Inflorescences of lateral cymes or globose clusters 1.5-2.5 mm. in diameter, subtended by leaf-like bracts 3-4.5 mm. long; perianth segments 5, distinct nearly to the base, the lobes narrowly elliptic to narrowly oblong, 0.6 x 0.2 mm., with stalked glands, becoming white in fruit; stamens 1 or none; stigmas 2.

Fruits:

Achenes ovoid, membranous.

Accepted Name:
Dysphania pumilio (R. Br.) Mosyakin & Clemants
Publication: Ukrayins’k. Bot. Zhurn., n. s. 59: 382. 2002. 2002.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Chenopodium pumilio R. Br. [HC]
Teloxys pumilio (R. Br.) W.A. Weber
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Dysphania pumilio in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Dysphania pumilio checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Dysphania pumilio atlas page.

CalPhotos: Dysphania pumilio photos.

USDA Plants: Dysphania pumilio information.

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