Chenopodium glaucum L.
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: -3
Wetness Index: FACW
Physiognomy: Ad A-Forb

Chenopodium glaucum B. S. Walters

Gravelly shores, dumps, roadsides, railroad tracks, river banks, and other naturally or artificially disturbed ground. Probably adventive in Michigan where first collected in Ingham Co. in 1879.

Most, if not all, of our collections are var. glaucum, with rather obscure rounded or obtuse teeth on the leaves; a few scattered collections have more distinctly, sharply acute teeth and leaf tips and may be var. salinum (Standl.) B. Boivin. Chenopodium glaucum is often confused with others if one does not remember the distinctive combination of leaves (which tend to be relatively small) farinose beneath but perianth not farinose.


Alcona County
Alpena County
Bay County
Cheboygan County
Chippewa County
Delta County
Dickinson County
Eaton County
Gratiot County
Hillsdale County
Ingham County
Iron County
Isabella County
Kent County
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    Including Bois Blanc, Mackinac, Round Islands
Macomb County
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St. Clair County
Tuscola County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County


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