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|Family: Chenopodiaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Chenopodium||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Chenopodium californicum (S. Watson) S. Watson
Habit: Perennial herb 20--90 cm; caudex stout, fleshy. Stem: several from base, decumbent to ascending. Leaf: blade 40--100 mm, broadly deltate, coarsely dentate to wavy-toothed, base truncate to hastate or cordate, tip acute. Inflorescence: clusters < 10 mm diam, in terminal, interrupted spikes 8--20 cm. Flower: calyx tube generally > lobes, enclosing fruit, lobes 4(5), oblong to elliptic, +- erect, flat, +- glabrous. Fruit: 1.5--2 mm diam; wall attached to seed. Seed: vertical.
Ecology: Generally open sites, sandy to clay soils; Elevation: < 2000 m. Bioregional Distribution: s NCo, NCoRO, NCoRI, c&s SNF, Teh, GV, CW, SW, s SNE, w DMoj; Distribution Outside California: Baja California. Flowering Time: Mar--Sep
eFlora Treatment Author: Steven E. Clemants & Nuri Benet-Pierce
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Chenopodium berlandieri var. zschackei
Next taxon: Chenopodium capitatum
Citation for this treatment: Steven E. Clemants & Nuri Benet-Pierce 2016. Chenopodium californicum, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=19155, accessed on October 27, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on October 27, 2016.