Chenopodium rubrum var. humile
in W. H. Brewer et al., Bot. California 2: 48. 1880.
Stems decumbent or spreading, 0.1–1.8 dm. Leaf-blades: margins entire or shallowly dentate. Vertical seeds 0.8–1 (–1.2) mm diam.
Phenology: Fruiting fall.
Habitat: Alkali flats, brackish beaches, bare bottomlands, lake shores, dried-up pools, somewhat akaline clay flats
Elevation: 10-1500 m
Alta., B.C., N.B., N.S., Sask., Yukon, Alaska, Calif., Colo., Idaho, Maine, Mass., Minn., Mont., Nebr., Nev., N.Mex., N.Y., N.Dak., Oreg., Utah, Wash., Wyo.
Chenopodium rubrum var. humile has been treated as a species, variety, or form, or not recognized at all. It is native in western North America and introduced east of the plains. Sometimes it has been misidentified as C. chenopodioides. Patterns of distribution of these taxa in North America are in need of further study.
"narrower" is not a number."dm" is not declared as a valid unit of measurement for this property.