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Bruso, George H.
Chenopodium album L.
USDA Symbol: chal7
USDA Native Status: Native and Introduced
On a branching plant, often with red-streaked stems, grow clustered spikes of minute, unstalked flowers.
Many of the introduced members of this family are weeds with non-showy flowers that invade lawns and gardens. Many more species of this genus are found North America, among them Mexican Tea (C. ambrosioides), an aromatic plant that has oblong or lanceolate leaves with wavy-toothed margins; and Jerusalem-oak (C. botrys), also aromatic but with has oak-like leaves.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Annual Habit: Herb Leaf Complexity: Simple Flower:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Green , Brown
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
AK , AL , AR , AZ , CA , CO , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , HI , IA , ID , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MS , MT , NC , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NM , NV , NY , OH , OK , OR , PA , RI , SC , SD , TN , TX , UT , VA , VT , WA , WI , WV , WY Canada: AB
, YT Native Distribution:
Throughout North America, except Arctic islands. Native Habitat:
Cultivated land, disturbed sites, and roadsides. USDA Native Status: L48(NI), AK(I), HI(I), CAN(NI),
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun , Part Shade , Shade
Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA)
is a larval host and/or nectar source for:
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Brackenridge Field Laboratory
- Austin, TXNative Seed Network
- Corvallis, OR
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff