Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


316

Forb
Annual
Monoecious

Native & non-native
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in disturbed soils, gardens, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013

 

full sun ...Moist ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Greenish
Unisexual
5 persistent sepals
Petals absent
5 stamens

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Utricle

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Caryophyllales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Chenopodium album   FAMILY Chenopodiaceae

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Chenopodium album var. album   FAMILY Chenopodiaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 064-03-002:
Chenopodium album   FAMILY Chenopodiaceae

GREATER THAN PLANTS National Database
Chenopodium album var. missouriense

LESS THAN Flora of North America
Chenopodium album

 

COMMON NAME:
Lambsquarters, Pigweed


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JK Marlow    jkm140623_222

June    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Erect annual with sulcate (that is, grooved or furrowed lengthwise) stem, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm140623_223

June    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Leaves usually coarsely toothed, somewhat diamond-shaped, from 1-4" long, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

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JK Marlow    jkm080705_039

July    Swain County    NC

Leaves rhombic, with leaf surface covered with white mealy powder, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

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Roxanna Martin    rlm91010_83

September    Spartanburg County    SC

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Roxanna Martin    rlm9110_100

September    Spartanburg County    SC

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Roxanna Martin    rlm9110_101

September    Spartanburg County    SC

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Roxanna Martin    rlm91210_38

September    Spartanburg County    SC

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Roxanna Martin    rlm91210_42

September    Spartanburg County    SC

Each flower with 5 sepals, 5 stamens, and 2-3 stigmas; petals absent, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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Roxanna Martin    rlm91210_44

September    Spartanburg County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm071108_001

November    Pickens County    SC

SC Botanical Garden

Minute greenish flowers in dense paniculate spikes or cymes, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

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JK Marlow    jkm071108_004

November    Pickens County    SC

SC Botanical Garden

Leaves often collected, cooked and eaten as greens - they are not bad!, per Wild Flowers of NC, 2nd edition.

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JK Marlow    jkm071108_005

November    Pickens County    SC

SC Botanical Garden

This erect annual is covered in a white, mealy pubescence, per Wild Flowers of NC, 2nd edition.

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JK Marlow    s071108_a

November    Pickens County    SC

SC Botanical Garden

Including both native and alien races and distributed nearly worldwide, per Weakley's Flora.

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Joseph M. DiTomaso, University of California - Davis, Bugwood.org    bug_5374875

Month Unknown        

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Bruce Ackley, The Ohio State University, Bugwood.org    bug_5436836

Month Unknown        

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Bruce Ackley, The Ohio State University, Bugwood.org    bug_5458151

Month Unknown        

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D. Walters and C. Southwick, Table Grape Weed Disseminule ID, USDA APHIS ITP, B    bug_5469938

Month Unknown