Chenopodium berlandieri Moq.
Pitseed goosefoot, Lambs quarters
Chenopodiaceae (Goosefoot Family)
USDA Symbol: CHBE4
Named for French-Swiss physician Jean Louis Berlandier (1805-1851) who colledted plants in Texas and northern Mexico.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Green
DistributionUSA: AK , AL , AR , AZ , CA , CO , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , IA , ID , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MS , MT , NC , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NM , NV , NY , OH , OK , OR , PA , RI , SC , SD , TN , TX , UT , VA , VT , WA , WI , WV , WY
Canada: NB , NS , PE
BenefitUse Food: Young leaves - raw or cooked. Seeds - dried, then cooked or ground into meal. One of the pre-maize crops of eastern North American indigenous peoples, with various culinary cultivars still used in Mexico.
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Sibley Nature Center - Midland, TX
BibliographyBibref 1222 - Rivers of Change: Essays on Early Agriculture in Eastern North America (1992) Smith, Bruce D.
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MetadataRecord Modified: 2008-11-10
Research By: TWC Staff