Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium

Chenopodiaceae: Goosefoot

Often fleshy, weedy plants with tiny green flowers usually in clusters with no bracts. Usually 1 stamen per and opposite each sepal. No petals.
Flora of North America: Discussion, key to genera (opens new window)
Flower Formula:  Sepals 5; Petals 0 Glossary

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Atriplex
orache, saltbush
4 Photo of Atriplex Seeds surrounded by bracts but not flower. Minute flowers. Leaves usually alternate above and opposite below and mealy. Images   Information
Bassia
smotherweed
1 Photo of Bassia Seeds free. Leaves alternate, stalkless, linear, entire, with wedge-shaped base Images   Information
Chenopodium
goosefoot, pigweed
15 Photo of Chenopodium Seeds free and exposed from flower. Flowers small, green to reddish, in globes or an elongated, narrow, mixed panicle made up of small cymes. Images   Information
Corispermum
bugseed
3 Photo of Corispermum Seeds free and exposed from flower. Leaves linear, entire. Images   Information
Cycloloma
winged pigweed
1 Photo of Cycloloma Seeds surrounded by flower. Leaves toothed or lobed. Fruit Winged. Images   Information
Dysphania
3 Photo of Dysphania Seeds surrounded by flower. Leaves toothed or lobed. Fruit Winged. Images   Information
Kochia
summer-cypress
1 Photo of Kochia Seeds surrounded by flower. Fruit with wings. Leaves linear entire and entire but no spines. Images   Information
Salsola
Russian thistle
2 Photo of Salsola Seeds surrounded by flower. Fruit with wings. Leaves linear entire and entire with spines. Images   Information
Suaeda
seep-weed
1 Photo of Suaeda Seeds surrounded by flower. Leaves linear and entire. Images   Information


         
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