Chenopodium leptophyllum (Narrow-Leaved Goosefoot) - photos and description

Chenopodium leptophyllum

Chenopodium leptophyllum

Chenopodium leptophyllum

General: Erect annual with a very slender growth habit.

Flowers: Inflorescence in short spikes of glomerules in upper leaf axils and top of stem.

Leaves: Leaves linear, mealy-silver below, I measured a leaf at 12 mm long and 2 mm wide.

Height: Height listed in Flora of Alberta to 40 cm, I measured plants to 15 cm tall.

Habitat: Sandy soil on the southern prairies.

Abundance: Common.

Origin: Native.

When and where photographed: Took the photos July 8th, bottom of an active sand dune, Douglas Provincial Park, 200 km northwest of our home in Regina, SK.