Chenopodium polyspermum L.
Common Name: MANY-SEEDED GOOSEFOOT
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Ad A-Forb

A Eurasian species locally introduced as a weed of disturbed sites and gardens. Regularly reported from Michigan, but the first collections seen were from Kent Co. in 2011 by W. S. Martinus and E. M. Smith, as a garden weed. This is a distinctive species with entire, non-farinose leaves, non-farinose tepals, a ± square stem, and flowers individually disposed. Our plants appear to be var. polyspermum.

Locations

Kent County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 11, 2017. http://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2887.