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Chenopodium berlandieri var. macrocalycium

Chenopodium berlandieri Moq. var. macrocalycium (Aellen) Cronquist

Pitseed Goosefoot, Seabeach Pigweed, Large Calyx Goosefoot

Chenopodiaceae (Goosefoot Family)

Synonym(s): Chenopodium macrocalycium


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

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. This plant is very closely related to the grain we know as quinoa.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Leaf Shape: Lanceolate
Leaf Margin: Lobed
Breeding System: Flowers Bisexual
Fruit Type: Achene
Fruit: Seeds horizontally honeycomb-pitted, <1/16inch.
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Pink , Orange , Yellow , Green , Brown


USA: CT , DE , FL , IL , IN , MA , MD , ME , NC , NJ , NY , RI , SC , VA
Canada: NB , NS , PE
Native Habitat: Coastal sands, sea beaches, salt marshes.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2011-08-02
Research By: TWC Staff

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