Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

Your search found 10 taxa in the family Chenopodiaceae, Goosefoot family, as understood by Weakley's Flora.

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camera icon Common Name: Mexican-tea, Epazote
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Dysphania ambrosioides   FAMILY: Chenopodiaceae
(?) PLANTS National Database: Dysphania ambrosioides   FAMILY: Chenopodiaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Chenopodium ambrosioides 064-03-001   FAMILY: Chenopodiaceae

 

Look for it in disturbed habitats

Common

Non-native? the original range unclear (probably native southwards)

 


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Common Name: Wormseed, Epazote
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Dysphania anthelmintica   FAMILY: Chenopodiaceae
(?) PLANTS National Database: Dysphania anthelmintica   FAMILY: Chenopodiaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Chenopodium ambrosioides 064-03-001?   FAMILY: Chenopodiaceae

 

Look for it on dunes

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Lambsquarters, Pigweed
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Chenopodium album   FAMILY: Chenopodiaceae
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Chenopodium album var. album   FAMILY: Chenopodiaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Chenopodium album 064-03-002   FAMILY: Chenopodiaceae

 

Look for it in disturbed soils, gardens

Common

Native & non-native

 


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Common Name: Spear Orach
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Atriplex patula   FAMILY: Chenopodiaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Atriplex patula   FAMILY: Chenopodiaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Atriplex patula 064-04-002   FAMILY: Chenopodiaceae

 

Look for it in disturbed areas, inland saline areas

Rare

Non-native: Eurasia

 


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Common Name: Thinleaf Orach, Fat-hen, Triangle Orach
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Atriplex prostrata   FAMILY: Chenopodiaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Atriplex prostrata   FAMILY: Chenopodiaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Atriplex patula 064-04-002?   FAMILY: Chenopodiaceae

 

Look for it in marsh edges, brackish flats

Uncommon in the Carolinas, rare in GA

Non-native: Eurasia?

 


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speaker icon Common Name: American Glasswort, Samphire, Pickleweed
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Salicornia virginica   FAMILY: Chenopodiaceae
(?) PLANTS National Database: Salicornia depressa   FAMILY: Chenopodiaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN (MISAPPLIED) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Salicornia europaea 064-05-002   FAMILY: Chenopodiaceae

 

Look for it in salt pannes in coastal marshes

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Perennial Glasswort, Woody Glasswort, Pickleweed
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Salicornia ambigua   FAMILY: Chenopodiaceae
INCLUDING & INCLUDED WITHIN, APPARENTLY MISAPPLIED TO EAST COAST MATERIAL PLANTS National Database: Sarcocornia perennis   FAMILY: Chenopodiaceae
(?) (MISAPPLIED) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Salicornia virginica 064-05-003   FAMILY: Chenopodiaceae

 

Look for it in coastal salt marshes, primarily in salt pannes

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Northern Saltwort
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Kali soda   FAMILY: Chenopodiaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Salsola kali ssp. kali   FAMILY: Chenopodiaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Salsola kali 064-07-001   FAMILY: Chenopodiaceae

 

Look for it on upper beaches, fore-dunes, and island-end flats

Rare

Generally considered to be introduced in North America but it may well be native

 


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speaker icon Common Name: Southern Saltwort, Carolina Saltwort
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Salsola kali var. caroliniana   FAMILY: Chenopodiaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Salsola kali ssp. pontica   FAMILY: Chenopodiaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Salsola kali 064-07-001?   FAMILY: Chenopodiaceae

 

Look for it on upper beaches, fore-dunes, and island-end flats, rarely inland in disturbed areas

Uncommon

Generally considered to be introduced in North America but it may well be native

 


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Common Name: Russian Thistle, Tumbleweed
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Kali tragus   FAMILY: Chenopodiaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Salsola tragus   FAMILY: Chenopodiaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Salsola kali 064-07-001?   FAMILY: Chenopodiaceae

 

Look for it in disturbed areas

Rare

Non-native: Eurasia

 


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