E-Flora BC: Electronic Atlas of the Flora of British Columbia

Lipandra polysperma L.
European goosefoot

Introduction to Vascular Plants

© Frank Lomer  Email the photographer   (Photo ID #26312)

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Species Information

Annual herb from a taproot; stems decumbent to erect, solitary to numerous, branched, usually squarish, 0.1-1.0 m tall/long, glabrous except glandular in the inflorescence.
Stem leaves alternate, broadly elliptic to egg-shaped, 5-8 cm long, entire or rarely with a pair of slight teeth at the base, glabrous, short-stalked.
Inflorescence of axillary, branched, spreading clusters; sepals of the fruiting plant abruptly sharp-pointed, not keeled.
Thin, wide, membranous envelopes; seeds shiny black, 0.8-1.3 mm long, horizontal.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Habitat / Range

Dry roadsides, fields and waste places in the lowland zone; infrequent in SW BC; introduced from Europe.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Synonyms and Alternate Names

Chenopodium polyspermum L.

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