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

Chenopodiastrum simplex (Torr.) Raf.
maple-leaved goosefoot

Introduction to Vascular Plants

© Bryan Kelly-McArthur  Email the photographer   (Photo ID #83619)

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Distribution of Chenopodiastrum simplex
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Species Information

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Annual herb from a taproot; stems erect, solitary to numerous, simple to freely branched, 0.2-1.5 m tall, glabrous except glandular in the inflorescence.
Stem leaves alternate, broadly deltoid to egg-shaped, 5-20 cm long, shallow to prominently toothed or lobed, glabrous.
Inflorescence of somewhat dense clusters in large terminal panicles and sometimes in reduced lateral spikes or panicles, greenish; sepals of the fruiting plant not keeled.
Thin, wide, membranous envelopes; seeds strongly flattened, margins sharply angled, horizontal, surface finely pitted.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Habitat / Range

Moist to dry forests and disturbed areas in the montane zone; infrequent in SC and SE BC, rare northward to Dawson Creek; introduced from Eurasia.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia


Ecological Framework for Chenopodiastrum simplex

The table below shows the species-specific information calculated from
original data (BEC database) provided by the BC Ministry of Forests and Range.
(Updated August, 2013)

Site Information
Value / Class




Elevation (metres) 820 855 925
Slope Gradient (%) 5 13 25
Aspect (degrees)
[0 - N; 90 - E; 180 - S; 270 - W]
315 322 330
Soil Moisture Regime (SMR)
[0 - very xeric; 4 - mesic;
8 - hydric]
4 4 5
Modal Nutrient Regime
Number of field plots
 species was recorded in:
Modal BEC Zone Class
All BEC Zones (# of stations/zone) species was recorded in: IDF(3)

Synonyms and Alternate Names

Chenopodium simplex (Torr.) Raf.

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