Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Nettle-Leaved Goosefoot (Chenopodium murale) - Non-Native

4/3/11 Shaver's Well, Box Canyon Road, Eastern Riverside County, CA

 3/15/19 Desert Lily Sanctuary, Desert Center, 
Chuckwalla Valley, E. Riverside County, CA

3/15/19 Desert Lily Sanctuary


COMMON NAME: Nettle-Leaved Goosefoot

SPECIES: Chenopodium murale

FAMILY: Chenopodiaceae (Goosefoot Family)


LOCATION: Shaver's Well, Box Canyon Road, Eastern Riverside County, CA

Treatment from Jepson eFlora:

Habit: Annual 15--50(80) cm. 

Leaf: 0.8--4 cm, deltate or +- diamond-shaped to ovate, toothed, dark green, powdery in youth, especially abaxially, or generally glabrous, shiny, base wedge-shaped. 

Inflorescence: flowers 1 or in clusters, in axillary and terminal panicles. 

Flower: sepals ovate, keeled, red, powdery, tip acute to obtuse, +- enclosing fruit. 

Fruit: 1--1.5 mm diam; wall attached to seed, scale-like. 

Seed: horizontal, 1--1.5 mm, not pitted, margin sharply angled. 

Ecology: Common. Disturbed areas, fields; 

Elevation: < 2900 m. 

Bioregional Distribution: CA-FP, D (uncommon); 

Distribution Outside California: to Canada, eastern United States, northern Mexico; native to Europe. 

Flowering Time: All year 

eFlora Treatment Author: Steven E. Clemants & Nuri Benet-Pierce

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