Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Cycloloma atriplicifolium (Spreng.) J.M.Coult. image
Photographer: Emmet J. Judziewicz           

Daniel Mullen

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Family Chenopodiaceae
Cycloloma atriplicifolium (Spreng.) J.M.Coult.
winged pigweed
Cycloloma: from Greek cyclos, "a circle," and loma, referring to the calyx-wing, so "circular wing"
atriplicifolium: with leaves like Atriplex
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Status: Native
Plant: erect to spreading, annual, 4"-32" tall forb turning reddish at maturity; stems densely branched
Flower: green, minute, 5-parted, stalkless, no petals, sepals becoming reddish; inflorescence an interrupted spike from most of the top branches; blooms July-Aug.
Leaf:irregularly toothed, smaller toward the top, all falling as the plant matures
Habitat: sun; dry; in sandy soil

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Flora of North America (off site)
Cyclolepis platyphylla (Michx.) Moq.
Cycloloma platyphyllum (Michx.) Moq.
Kochia atriplicifolia (Spreng.) Roth
Salsola atriplicifolia Spreng.
Salsola platyphylla Michx.

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