Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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

Daniel Mullen

Daniel Mullen

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Hugh H. Iltis

Steve C. Garske

Steve C. Garske
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.
Fruit:winged
Leaf:irregularly toothed, smaller toward the top, all falling as the plant matures
Habitat: sun; dry; in sandy soil
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Cyclolepis platyphylla (Michx.) Moq.
Cycloloma platyphyllum (Michx.) Moq.
Kochia atriplicifolia (Spreng.) Roth
Salsola atriplicifolia Spreng.
Salsola platyphylla Michx.

         
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