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Cycloloma atriplicifolium (Winged pigweed)
Smith, R.W.

Cycloloma atriplicifolium

Cycloloma atriplicifolium (Spreng.) J.M. Coult.

Winged Pigweed

Chenopodiaceae (Goosefoot Family)

Synonym(s): Kochia atriplicifolia


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: Oblong , Ovate
Leaf Margin: Entire , Undulate
Inflorescence: Panicle , Spike
Autumn Foliage: yes
Fruit: Utricle.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct


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Canada: ON

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry , Moist
Soil Description: Sandy.

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.

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-03-16
Research By: TWC Staff

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