Taxon  Report   1968    
Chenopodium californicum  (S. Watson) S. Watson
California goosefoot,  Pigweed, Soaproot
Chenopodium californicum
© 2006 Steve Matson
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Chenopodium californicum
© 2007 Adonis (Don) Tate
Chenopodium californicum
© 2014 Steve Matson
Chenopodium californicum, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Chenopodium californicum
© 2018 Ron Vanderhoff
Genus: Chenopodium
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities)

Habitat: slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Chenopodium californicum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 18, 2019).