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Chenopodium berlandieri (Pitseed goosefoot)
Anderson, Wynn

Chenopodium berlandieri

Chenopodium berlandieri Moq.

Pitseed Goosefoot, Lambs Quarters

Chenopodiaceae (Goosefoot Family)


USDA Symbol: CHBE4

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (I), CAN (NI?)

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.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Green


USA: 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


Use 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.
Attracts: Birds

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Sibley Nature Center - Midland, TX

Additional resources

USDA: Find Chenopodium berlandieri in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Chenopodium berlandieri in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Chenopodium berlandieri


Record Modified: 2021-03-11
Research By: TWC Staff

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