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Chenopodium subglabrum

Chenopodium subglabrum (S. Watson) A. Nelson

Smooth Goosefoot

Chenopodiaceae (Goosefoot Family)

Synonym(s): Chenopodium leptophyllum var. subglabrum

USDA Symbol: CHSU2

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

With populations concentrated in two close but separate areas, one covering northern Montana, southern Alberta, southwest Saskatchewan, and southwest North Dakota, the other concentrated in eastern Wyoming, southwest South Dakota, and northwest Nebraska, and scattered, disjunct populations elsewhere, Chenopodium subglabrum is almost always found in sandy soils, particularly along watercourses. It is listed as a species of special concern by SARA (Species at Risk Act) in Canada.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Green , Brown


USA: CO , ID , KS , MI , MT , ND , NE , NV , OR , SD , UT , WA , WY
Canada: AB , MB , SK
Native Habitat: Prairie/Meadow/Field

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Sand

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2010-10-18
Research By: TWC Staff

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