Chenopodium simplex
(Mapleleaf Goosefoot)

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               Seedpod                                           Leaf                                            Stem                                        Seed                                          Habit

Facts About this Plant:

    Common Names: Mapleleaf Goosefoot, Giant-Seeded Goosefoot
    Synonyms: Chenopodium gigantospermum, Chenopodium hybridum, Chenopodiastrum simplex
      Lifespan: Annual
      Zones: N/A
      Type: Forb
      Bloom Time: June - October
      Status: Native

    Chenopodium simplex, or Mapleleaf Goosefoot, is native to most of the United States, except the Southeast and Arizona. It is an annual that grows in fields, meadows, open woods, prairies, clearings and on river and streambanks. It blooms from mid summer into fall, with small green-yellow flowers.

    This plant looks similar to some other members of the genus. More information will be posted at a later time about differentiating other species.

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