Chenopodium pratericola

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Chenopodium pratericola
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Amaranthaceae
Genus: Chenopodium
Species: C. pratericola
Binomial name
Chenopodium pratericola
Rydb.
Synonyms

Chenopodium albescens

Chenopodium pratericola is a species of flowering plant in the goosefoot family known by the common name desert goosefoot. It is native to much of western and central North America, where it grows in many types of open habitat, such as sagebrush, often on alkaline soils.

It is an annual herb growing up to 65 to 80 centimeters tall, sometimes branching. It is powdery in texture, especially on the leaves and flowers. The leaves are oval to lance-shaped and some are lobed. The inflorescences are located in leaf axils and in panicles at the end of the stem. Each is a small, dense cluster of tiny flowers.

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