Stems erect to ascending, much-branched to simple, 1–10.5 dm, farinose. Leaves nonaromatic; petiole 0.2–9 cm; blade narrowly to broadly lanceolate, rhombic, ovate, or triangular, 1.2–12 (–15) × 0.5–7.5 (–9) cm, base cuneate to truncate, margins serrate, irregularly dentate, or entire, often with 2 basal lobes, apex acute to acuminate, farinose. Inflorescences glomerules in compound spikes, 5–17 cm; glomerules irregularly rounded, 4–7 mm diam.; bracts absent. Flowers: perianth segments 5, distinct nearly to base; lobes ovate to deltate, 0.7–1.5 × 0.7–1.3 mm, apex obtuse, farinose, often prominently keeled, covering fruit at maturity or not; stamens 5; stigmas 2, 0.3–0.5 mm. Achenes or utricles depressed-ovoid; pericarp adherent or nonadherent near stylar base, alveolate-rugose. Seeds round, 1–2 mm diam., margins rounded; seed-coat brown to black, honeycomb pitted. 2n = 36.

Distribution

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Alta., B.C., Man., N.S., N.W.T., Ont., P.E.I., Que., Sask., Yukon, Ala., Alaska, Ariz., Ark., Calif., Colo., Conn., D.C., Del., Fla., Ga., Idaho, Ill., Ind., Iowa, Kans., Ky., La., Maine, Mass., Md., Mich., Minn., Miss., Mo., N.C., N.Dak., N.H., N.J., N.Mex., N.Y., Nebr., Nev., Ohio, Okla., Oreg., Pa., R.I., S.C., S.Dak., Tenn., Tex., Utah, Va., Vt., W.Va., Wash., Wis., Wyo., widely

Discussion

Varieties 6 (6 in the flora).

Selected References

None.

Key

1 Seeds 1.2-2 mm diam > 2
1 Seeds 1-1.3 mm diam > 4
2 Style bases with yellow area; seeds 1.2-1.5 mm diam Chenopodium berlandieri var. zschackei
2 Style bases without yellow area; seeds 1.3-2 mm diam > 3
3 Inflorescences large and drooping; seeds 1.7-2 mm diam Chenopodium berlandieri var. bushianum
3 Inflorescences small and erect; seeds 1.3- 1.9 mm diam Chenopodium berlandieri var. macrocalyci
4 Leaves not 3-lobed; inflorescences becoming bractless Chenopodium berlandieri var. boscianum
4 Leaves 3-lobed; inflorescences with or without bracts > 5
5 Inflorescences bractless Chenopodium berlandieri var. berl
5 Inflorescences with leafy bracts > 6
6 Style bases without yellow area Chenopodium berlandieri var. sinuatum
6 Style bases with yellow area Chenopodium berlandieri var. zschackei

"narrower" is not a number."thick" is not a number."dm" is not declared as a valid unit of measurement for this property.

... more about "Chenopodium berlandieri"
dehiscent +  and indehiscent +
depressed-ovoid +
Keeled (?) +, Obtuse (?) +, Acute (?) +  and Acuminate (?) +
Steven E. Clemants +  and Sergei L. Mosyakin +
Moquin-Tandon +
slippery +
aromatic +
cuneate to truncate +
Chenopodium (sect. Undefined) ser. Favosa +
12 cm120 mm <br />0.12 m <br /> (15 cm150 mm <br />0.15 m <br />) +
7.5 cm75 mm <br />0.075 m <br /> (9 cm90 mm <br />0.09 m <br />) +
1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br /> (12 cm120 mm <br />0.12 m <br />) +
triangular +, ovate +, rhombic +  and lanceolate +
0.5cm;7.5cm +
persistent +  and deciduous +
reddish-brown +, black +, brown +  and green +
Pigweed +
Alta. +, B.C. +, Man. +, N.S. +, N.W.T. +, Ont. +, P.E.I. +, Que. +, Sask. +, Yukon +, Ala. +, Alaska +, Ariz. +, Ark. +, Calif. +, Colo. +, Conn. +, D.C. +, Del. +, Fla. +, Ga. +, Idaho +, Ill. +, Ind. +, Iowa +, Kans. +, Ky. +, La. +, Maine +, Mass. +, Md. +, Mich. +, Minn. +, Miss. +, Mo. +, N.C. +, N.Dak. +, N.H. +, N.J. +, N.Mex. +, N.Y. +, Nebr. +, Nev. +, Ohio +, Okla. +, Oreg. +, Pa. +, R.I. +, S.C. +, S.Dak. +, Tenn. +, Tex. +, Utah +, Va. +, Vt. +, W.Va. +, Wash. +, Wis. +, Wyo. +  and widely +
hippocrepiform +  and annular +
symmetric +, or +  and uniseriate +
dehiscent +  and indehiscent +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br />) +
small white +
inflated +
5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br /> (17 cm170 mm <br />0.17 m <br />) +
sessile +  and petiolate +
nonaromatic +
not fleshy +
0.07 cm0.7 mm <br />7.0e-4 m <br /> (0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br />) +
ovate +  and deltate +
0.7mm;1.3mm +
not winged +  and winged +
entire +, dentate +  and serrate +
crassinucellate +  and bitegmic +
campylotropous +
1 +  and single +
persistent +  and deciduous +
nonadherent +  and adherent +
alveolate-rugose +
chartaceous +  and membranaceous +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (9 cm90 mm <br />0.09 m <br />) +
Chenop. Monogr. Enum. , +
pointing +  and ascending +
bulbous +  and taprooted +
fusiform +
fleshy +  and fibrous +
honeycomb pitted +, brown +  and black +
honeycombed +
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (?) +  and 0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (?) +
Weedy +  and Illustrated +
cylindric +
not imbricate +
keeled +  and rounded +
much-branched +  and simple +
opposite +  and alternate +
erect +  and ascending +
not fleshy +
filiform +
0.03 cm0.3 mm <br />3.0e-4 m <br /> (?) +  and 0.05 cm0.5 mm <br />5.0e-4 m <br /> (?) +
sessile +  and petiolate +
reduced;small +
horizontal +  and vertical +
verrucate +
Chenopodium berlandieri +
Chenopodium subsect. Favosa +
species +
dehiscent +  and indehiscent +
depressed-ovoid +
glabrous +  and pubescent +
polygamous +, dioecious +  and monoecious +
not imbricate +
keeled +  and rounded +