Chenopodium album L.
Chenopodiaceae (Goosefoot Family)
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.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Green , Brown
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
DistributionUSA: AK , AL , AR , AZ , CA , CO , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , HI , 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: AB , BC , MB , NB , NL , NS , NT , ON , PE , QC , SK , 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)Chenopodium album is a larval host and/or nectar source for:
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Find Seed or Plants
Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.
National Wetland Indicator Status
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Brackenridge Field Laboratory - Austin, TX
Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR
BibliographyBibref 1186 - Field Guide to Moths of Eastern North America (2005) Covell, C.V., Jr.
Bibref 1185 - Field Guide to Western Butterflies (Peterson Field Guides) (1999) Opler, P.A. and A.B. Wright
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Chenopodium album in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Chenopodium album in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Chenopodium album
MetadataRecord Modified: 2015-02-10
Research By: TWC Staff