Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Narrowleaf Goosefoot - Chenopodium leptophyllum   (Moq.) Nutt. ex S. Wats.
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Section 6 » Family Chenopodiaceae
Author(Moq.) Nutt. ex S. Wats.
DistributionAccording to FNA (2003), this entity (C. leptophyllum or C. dessicatum var. leptophyllum) does not occur in NC or anywhere on the East Coast. It is western and midwestern.
Taxonomic CommentsMembers of the genus are often found in saline to brackish sites, but also fallow fields, waste lots, and other highly disturbed places. Each flower produces male and female parts plus a calyx; they are very small and not at all showy. Weakley's (2018) key must be used with care, and a dissecting scope is almost essential for successful identification.
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