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|Family: Chenopodiaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Chenopodium||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Chenopodium desiccatum A. Nelson
Habit: Annual, erect to spreading, 12--40 cm. Stem: generally several from base. Leaf: blade 15--25 mm, 4--6 mm wide, length 3--many × width, generally linear to narrowly lanceolate (elliptic), +- fleshy, (1)3-veined, entire, tip generally acuminate, densely powdery abaxially, less so adaxially. Inflorescence: clusters densely packed in axillary and terminal panicles. Flower: sepals obovate, keeled, densely powdery, generally enclosing fruit in age, tip obtuse; stamens 5. Fruit: +- 1 mm diam; wall free from seed. Seed: horizontal, flat adaxially, black, warty, shiny. Chromosomes: 2n=18.
Ecology: Uncommon. Open places, scrub, conifer forest; Elevation: < 2900 m. Bioregional Distribution: SN, SnJV, TR, GB, n DMoj; Distribution Outside California: to Wyoming, Missouri, Texas. Flowering Time: Jul--Sep
eFlora Treatment Author: Steven E. Clemants & Nuri Benet-Pierce
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Previous taxon: Chenopodium chenopodioides
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Citation for this treatment: Steven E. Clemants & Nuri Benet-Pierce 2016. Chenopodium desiccatum, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=19162, accessed on July 26, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on July 26, 2016.