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Chenopodium incanum (Mealy goosefoot)
Williams, Pam

Chenopodium incanum

Chenopodium incanum (S. Watson) A. Heller

Mealy Goosefoot

Chenopodiaceae (Goosefoot Family)


USDA Symbol: CHIN2

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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Deltoid , Ovate
Leaf Margin: Lobed
Inflorescence: Axillary , Terminal
Leaf: Gray-green.
Flower: Stamens 5
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May


USA: AZ , CA , CO , ID , KS , ME , MO , NE , NM , NV , OH , OK , SC , SD , TX , UT
Canada: AB , SK

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Moist

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


Record Modified: 2013-11-14
Research By: TWC Staff

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