Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Chenopodium capitatum (L.) Ambrosi var. capitatum image
Photographer: Emmet J. Judziewicz           

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Matthew L. Wagner

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Stephen L. Solheim
Family Chenopodiaceae
Chenopodium capitatum (L.) Ambrosi var. capitatum
blite goosefoot, Indian ink, Indian-paint, strawberry-blite,
Chenopodium: from Greek chen, "goose," and pous, "foot," or podion, "a little foot," referring to the shape of the leaves in some species
capitatum: Latin meaning "in heads"
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Status: Native
Plant: erect or drooping, annual, 8"-24" tall forb branched from the base
Flower: greenish turning red, 3-parted, no petals; inflorescence 5/8", separated, ball-like clusters; blooms July-Sept.
Fruit:reddish clusters
Leaf:triangular; lower leaves with stalks much longer than the leaf blade, upper leaf stalks getting shorter
Habitat: disturbed sites, forests; often seen after a fire
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Blitum capitatum L.

         
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