Taxon  Report   1988 
Chenopodium rubrum  L.
Red goosefoot
Chenopodium rubrum
© 2009 Gerald Carr
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Chenopodium rubrum
© 2009 Gerald Carr
Chenopodium rubrum, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Chenopodium rubrum
© 2009 Gerald Carr
Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands
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Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
More information about  Chenopodium rubrum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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Chenopodium:  from the Greek chen, "goose," and pous, "foot," or podion, "a little foot," referring to the shape of the leaves in some species (contributed by Cynthia Powell)

rubrum:  from the Latin ruber or rubra meaning "red" (contributed by Cynthia Powell)

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Aug 17, 2018).

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