Chenopodium berlandieri Moq
Synonym: Chenopodium album
Coefficient of Conservatism: 1
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Nt A-Forb

Included in C. album in Michigan Flora.

Presumably native, but occurring in similar sorts of disturbed, open areas as many other Chenopodium species.

This is like Chenopodium album, but quite distinct in its pitted seed pattern. Our plants fall into two varieties, var. zschackei (Murr) Graebn. with seeds 1.2–1.5 mm in diameter, known from Livingston Co. (with an immature 1901 collection from Isle Royale annotated as “probably” this by H. A. Wahl, but not mapped) and the apparently more common var. bushianum (Aellen) Cronquist with mature seeds 1.7–2 mm in diameter. Though apparently significantly  less common than C. album, both varieties are also likely much overlooked.

This species formed an important crop in Native American agriculture. 


Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Livingston County
Montcalm County
St. Clair County


MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. November 26, 2022.