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Chenopodium leptophyllum

Chenopodium leptophyllum (Moq.) Nutt. ex S. Watson

Narrowleaf Goosefoot

Chenopodiaceae (Goosefoot Family)

Synonym(s): Chenopodium album var. leptophyllum

USDA Symbol: CHLE4

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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Linear
Leaf Margin: Entire
Leaf Apex: Obtuse
Leaf Base: Cuneate
Fruit Type: Achene
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green


USA: AK , AZ , CA , CO , ID , KS , MT , NM , NV , OK , OR , TX , UT , WA , WY
Canada: ON , SK

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.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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