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Bruso, George H.
Chenopodium album L.
USDA Symbol: chal7
On a branching plant, often with red-streaked stems, grow clustered spikes of minute, unstalked flowers.
Many of the introduced members of this family are weeds with non-showy flowers that invade lawns and gardens. Many more species of this genus are found North America, among them Mexican Tea (C. ambrosioides), an aromatic plant that has oblong or lanceolate leaves with wavy-toothed margins; and Jerusalem-oak (C. botrys), also aromatic but with has oak-like leaves.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Annual Habit: Herb Leaf Complexity: Simple Flower:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Green , Brown
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
, WY Canada: AB
, YT Native Distribution:
Throughout North America, except Arctic islands. Native Habitat:
Cultivated land, disturbed sites, and roadsides.
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun , Part Shade , Shade
Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA)
is a larval host and/or nectar source for:
National Wetland Indicator Status
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
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:
Brackenridge Field Laboratory
- Austin, TXNative Seed Network
- Corvallis, OR
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff