Chenopodium glaucum (Oak-Leaf Goosefoot) - photos and description

 

 


Leaf undersides shown in above photo. 

General: Annual plant with a prostrate to decumbent growth habit. Stems with red stripes, nearly glabrous - having a few very short hairs.

Flowers: Flowers grow in dense axillary spikes of yellowish-green glomerules.

Leaves: Dark green above, with noticeable veining, and mealy-white underneath. Leaves alternate, roughly triangular in shape, sinuately dentate (with a strong wavy margin), resembling small oak leaves. Leaves glabrous.

Height: Length of flowering stems listed in Budd's Flora to 60 cm long, we measured stems to 38 cm long.

Habitat: Bare saline soil, waste ground.

Abundance: Common.

Origin: Native.

Synonym: Listed in some of the field guides we use as C. salinum

When and where photographed: Took the above photos July 13th and 17th, waste ground at the University of Regina, in our home in Regina, SK.