Dysphania aristata (L.) Mosyakin & Clemants
Common Name: GOOSEFOOT
Synonym: Chenopodium aristatum
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Ad A-Forb

Chenopodium aristatum of Michigan Flora.

Originally described from Siberia, and a weed from there across China to Korea and Japan. The species was found in Michigan in Alpena Co. in 1981 (Gereau & Rabeler, 1984), the second verified occurrence in North America. It is now apparently an abundant annual weed around Alpena, conspicuously turning beet-red in the fall. It was possibly introduced by foreign shipping at the port of Alpena.


Alpena County


MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. May 7, 2021. https://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=81.