Chenopodiastrum murale
nettleleaf goosefoot, wall goosefoot, sowbane
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Distribution: Introduced throughout most of North America.

Habitat: Roadsides and waste areas.

Flowers: May - August

Origin: Introduced

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Description:
General:

Spreading to erect, freely-branched annual, 2-5 dm. tall, with some mealy coating, especially in the inflorescence.

Leaves:

Leaves alternate, numerous, the blade deltoid to rhombic, 2-6 cm. long, rounded to acute at the tip, wedge-shaped to truncate at the base, irregularly wavy-dentate with 5-many teeth per side, green above and grayish beneath, the leaves only slightly reduced upward, narrowed abruptly to the slender petiole which is slightly shorter than the blade.

Flowers:

Flowers sessile and single to glomerate in axillary and terminal panicles; perianth deeply 5-lobed, the segments oblong, rounded, not strongly keeled; stamens 5, opposite the perianth lobes; styles 2.

Fruits:

The wall of the utricle adherent to the seed.

Accepted Name:
Chenopodiastrum murale (L.) S. Fuentes, Uotila & Borsch

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Chenopodium murale L. [FNA4, HC]
Chenopodium urbicum L., misapplied [FNA4, HC]
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Chenopodiastrum murale in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Chenopodiastrum murale checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Chenopodiastrum murale atlas page.

CalPhotos: Chenopodiastrum murale photos.

USDA Plants: Chenopodiastrum murale information.

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