Chenopodium pratericola

Rydberg

Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 39: 310. 1912.

Common names: Narr owleaf goosefoot
WeedyIllustratedEndemic
Synonyms: Chenopodium desiccatum var. leptophylloides (Murr) Wahl
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 288. Mentioned on page 277, 285.

Stems strictly erect, simple or branching above, 2–8 dm, moderately to densely farinose. Leaves nonaromatic; petiole 0.4–1 cm; blade linear to narrowly lanceolate, or oblongelliptic, (1-veined or) 3-veined, 1.5–4.2 (–6) × 0.4–1 (–1.4) cm, thick and somewhat fleshy, base cuneate, margins entire or with pair of lobes near base, apex acute, abaxial surface densely to sparingly white-mealy. Inflorescences glomerules in terminal and axillary panicles, 1–13 × 0.15–0.5 cm; glomerules usually densely disposed, maturing irregularly; bracts leaflike. Flowers: perianth segments (4–) 5, distinct nearly to base; lobes oblong-ovate, 0.8–1 × 0.5–0.7 mm, apex obtuse, rounded or emarginate, strongly keeled along midvein, densely farinose, usually spreading from fruit; stamens (4–) 5; stigmas 2, 0.2 mm. Utricles ovoid; pericarp nonadherent, smooth. Seeds round, 0.9–1.3 mm diam., margins rounded; seed-coat black, rugulate. 2n = 18.


Phenology: Fruiting early summer–fall.
Habitat: Open sandy soils, pinyon woodlands, sagebrush, often in saline or alkaline habitats
Elevation: 0-2400 m

Distribution

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Alta., B.C., Man., N.W.T., Ont., Sask., Yukon, Alaska, Ariz., Calif., Colo., Conn., Idaho, Ill., Ind., Iowa, Kans., Ky., La., Maine, Md., Mass., Minn., Mo., Mont., Nebr., Nev., N.H., N.J., N.Mex., N.Y., N.C., N.Dak., Okla., Oreg., Pa., R.I., S.C., S.Dak., Tex., Utah, Vt., Va., Wash., Wis., Wyo.

Discussion

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

"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 pratericola"
dehiscent +  and indehiscent +
Keeled (?) +, Emarginate (?) +, Rounded (?) +, Obtuse (?) +  and Acute (?) +
Steven E. Clemants +  and Sergei L. Mosyakin +
Rydberg +
slippery +
aromatic +
cuneate +
Leptophylla +
4.2 cm42 mm <br />0.042 m <br /> (6 cm60 mm <br />0.06 m <br />) +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (1.4 cm14 mm <br />0.014 m <br />) +
1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br /> (4.2 cm42 mm <br />0.042 m <br />) +
linear +  and narrowly lanceolate or oblongelliptic +
thick;0.4cm;1cm +
persistent +  and deciduous +
reddish-brown +, black +, brown +  and green +
Narr owleaf goosefoot +
Alta. +, B.C. +, Man. +, N.W.T. +, Ont. +, Sask. +, Yukon +, Alaska +, Ariz. +, Calif. +, Colo. +, Conn. +, Idaho +, Ill. +, Ind. +, Iowa +, Kans. +, Ky. +, La. +, Maine +, Md. +, Mass. +, Minn. +, Mo. +, Mont. +, Nebr. +, Nev. +, N.H. +, N.J. +, N.Mex. +, N.Y. +, N.C. +, N.Dak. +, Okla. +, Oreg. +, Pa. +, R.I. +, S.C. +, S.Dak. +, Tex. +, Utah +, Vt. +, Va. +, Wash. +, Wis. +  and Wyo. +
0-2400 m +
hippocrepiform +  and annular +
symmetric +, or +  and uniseriate +
dehiscent +  and indehiscent +
Open sandy soils, pinyon woodlands, sagebrush, often in saline or alkaline habitats +
small white +
inflated +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (13 cm130 mm <br />0.13 m <br />) +
0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br /> (0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br />) +
sessile +  and petiolate +
nonaromatic +
not fleshy +
0.08 cm0.8 mm <br />8.0e-4 m <br /> (0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br />) +
oblong-ovate +
0.5mm;0.7mm +
not winged +  and winged +
with pair +  and entire +
glabrous +  and farinose +
crassinucellate +  and bitegmic +
campylotropous +
1 +  and single +
persistent +  and deciduous +
nonadherent +
chartaceous +  and membranaceous +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
Fruiting early summer–fall. +
Bull. Torrey Bot. Club +
pointing +  and ascending +
bulbous +  and taprooted +
fusiform +
fleshy +  and fibrous +
0.09 cm0.9 mm <br />9.0e-4 m <br /> (?) +  and 0.13 cm1.3 mm <br />0.0013 m <br /> (?) +
Weedy +, Illustrated +  and Endemic +
compound +, dense +  and loose +
cylindric +
not imbricate +
keeled +  and rounded +
branching +  and simple +
opposite +  and alternate +
not fleshy +
filiform +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (?) +  and 2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br /> (?) +
sessile +  and petiolate +
reduced;small +
horizontal +  and vertical +
verrucate +
Chenopodium desiccatum var. leptophylloides +
Chenopodium pratericola +
Chenopodium subsect. Leptophylla +
species +
dehiscent +  and indehiscent +
glabrous +  and pubescent +
polygamous +, dioecious +  and monoecious +
not imbricate +
keeled +  and rounded +