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Chenopodium simplex (Mapleleaf goosefoot)
Smith, R.W.

Chenopodium simplex

Chenopodium simplex (Torr.) Raf.

Mapleleaf Goosefoot

Chenopodiaceae (Goosefoot Family)

Synonym(s): Chenopodium gigantospermum, Chenopodium hybridum, Chenopodium hybridum ssp. gigantospermum, Chenopodium hybridum var. gigantospermum, Chenopodium hybridum var. simplex

USDA Symbol: CHSI2

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

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.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Leaf Shape: Ovate
Leaf Pubescence: Glabrous
Leaf Margin: Dentate
Leaf Apex: Acute
Leaf Base: Cordate , Truncate
Fruit Type: Achene

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Green
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct


USA: AK , AR , CA , CO , CT , DE , FL , IA , ID , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , 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

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry , Moist

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2012-10-25
Research By: TWC Staff

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