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

Chenopodium fremontii S. Watson var. fremontii
Fremont's goosefoot
Amaranthaceae (Amaranth family)
(Previously in Chenopodiaceae)

Introduction to Vascular Plants

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Species Information

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Annual herb from a taproot; stems erect, solitary, much branched, 10-50 cm tall.
Stem leaves usually triangular with arrowhead-like lobes, entire except sometimes with a few teeth at the base, greenish on upper surfaces, usually greyish-mealy below, stalked, 1-4 cm long, rounded to pointed.
Inflorescence of dense clusters in large terminal and smaller lateral spikes, densely mealy, without stalks.
Thin, membranous envelopes, 1 mm wide; seeds obtusely margined, slightly roughened.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Habitat / Range

Dry roadside banks, calcareous cliff bases or open forests in the steppe and montane zones; frequent in S BC east of the Coast-Cascade Mountains; E to AB and S to TX, CA and MX.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia


The climate type for this species, as reported in the: "British Columbia plant species codes and selected attributes. Version 6 Database" (Meidinger et al. 2008), is not evaluated, unknown or variable.

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