Oxybasis chenopodioides

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Oxybasis chenopodioides
A flowering Low Goosefoot plant
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Amaranthaceae
Subfamily: Chenopodioideae
Tribe: Atripliceae
Genus: Oxybasis
Species: O. chenopodioides
Binomial name
Oxybasis chenopodioides
(L.) S. Fuentes, Uotila & Borsch

Blitum chenopodioides L.
Chenopodium chenopodioides (L.) Aellen
Chenopodium botryodes Sm.
Oxybasis minutiflora Kar. & Kir.
Chenopodium crassifolium auct., non Hornem.[1]

Oxybasis chenopodioides,[1] (Syn. Chenopodium chenopodioides) is a species of flowering plant in the amaranth family known by the common name low goosefoot.

It is native to South America,[2] but it is known in widespread parts of Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America as an introduced species.[3]

It grows in wet non-saline and saline soils, such as mudflats, salt marshes, and lake margins.

It is an annual herb growing erect to heights approaching 35 to 45 centimeters, or prostrate in a creeping mat. It is green to magenta in color and non-aromatic. The leaves may be several centimeters long and vary in shape from smooth-edged and oval to triangular and lobed or toothed. The inflorescence is a small, dense cluster of tiny flowers, each flower with its three-lobed calyx enclosing the developing fruit.


  1. ^ a b Susy Fuentes-Bazan, Pertti Uotila, Thomas Borsch: A novel phylogeny-based generic classification for Chenopodium sensu lato, and a tribal rearrangement of Chenopodioideae (Chenopodiaceae). In: Willdenowia. Vol. 42, No. 1, 2012, p. 15-16.
  2. ^ Jepson Manual Treatment
  3. ^ Flora of China

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