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Chenopodium berlandieri

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About Pitseed Goosefoot (Chenopodium berlandieri) Chenopodium berlandieri, also known by the common names pitseed goosefoot, huauzontle, and lamb's quarters, is an annual herbaceous plant in the goosefoot family. The species is widespread in North America, where it is native to Alaska and northern Canada south to Michoac n, Mexico, and including every U. S. state except Hawaii. The fast-growing, upright plant can reach heights of more than 3 m. It can be differentiated from most of the other members of its large genus by its honeycomb-pitted seeds, and further separated by its serrated, more or less evenly lobed lower leaves.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Annual herb

Max. Height
0.33 - 9.8 ft (0.1 - 3 m)

Flower Color

Native Status

Natural Setting
Elevation ?
-122' - 7937'

Annual Precip. ?
3.1" - 72.6"

Summer Precip. ?
0.14" - 3.00"

Coldest Month ?
26.0° F - 62.7° F

Hottest Month ?
55.4° F - 89.1° F

Humidity ?
0.49 vpd - 40.59 vpd

Landscaping Information
Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available

Other Names
Common Names
Lamb's Quarters, Huauzontle

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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