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|Family: Chenopodiaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Chenopodium||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Chenopodium simplex (Torr.) Raf.
Habit: Annual 35--150 cm, generally few-branched distally. Leaf: blade 25--150 mm, 10--80 mm wide, broadly ovate to deltate, wavy-lobed, dark green, lobes 3--5(7), glabrous to sparsely powdery, base truncate to +- cordate, tip long-tapered to acute or occasionally acuminate. Inflorescence: flowers 1 or in cymes, in terminal and axillary panicles. Flower: sepals not enclosing fruit, calyx lobes ovate to lanceolate, +- keeled abaxially, glabrous to sparsely powdery, tip acute to obtuse. Fruit: 1.5--3 mm diam, wall weakly attached to seed, smooth, netted. Seed: horizontal, 1--1.5 mm diam, lenticular, margin broadly ridged; seed coat netted, radially grooved, shiny. Chromosomes: 2n=18.
Ecology: Disturbed or open places, scrub, conifer forest; Elevation: 1400--2400 m. Bioregional Distribution: n SN, MP, W&I; Distribution Outside California: to eastern United States. Flowering Time: Jul--Oct
Synonyms: Chenopodium gigantospermum Aellen
eFlora Treatment Author: Steven E. Clemants & Nuri Benet-Pierce
Jepson Online Interchange
Listed on CNPS Rare Plant Inventory
Previous taxon: Chenopodium rubrum var. rubrum
Next taxon: Chenopodium strictum var. glaucophyllum
Citation for this treatment: Steven E. Clemants & Nuri Benet-Pierce 2016. Chenopodium simplex, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=19204, accessed on May 25, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 25, 2016.