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Chenopodium berlandieri Moq.
Pitseed goosefoot, Lambs quarters
USDA Symbol: CHBE4
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
The Amaranthaceae are a family of annual or perennial herbs with small, crowded flowers. There are usually 5 sepals and no petals. Filaments of the stamens are often united into a short tube.
Named for French-Swiss physician Jean Louis Berlandier (1805-1851) who colledted plants in Texas and northern Mexico.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Annual Habit: Herb Flower:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Green
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, PE USDA Native Status: L48(N), AK(I),
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 Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Sibley Nature Center
- Midland, TX
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Record Modified: 2008-11-10
Research By: TWC Staff