Taxon  Report   1989    
Chenopodium simplex  (Torr.) Raf.
Large seeded goosefoot,  Mapleleaf goosefoot
Chenopodium simplex
© 2005 Larry Blakely
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Chenopodium simplex
© 2005 Larry Blakely
Chenopodium simplex, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.
also called Chenopodium gigantospermum
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 4.3 (limited distribution).   8th Edition

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Chenopodium simplex
© 2006 Louis-M. Landry
Genus: Chenopodium
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Northern Juniper Woodland, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland

Habitat: openings, disturbed

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Chenopodium hybridum ssp. gigantospermum
PLANTS: Chenopodium hybridum var. gigantospermum
PLANTS: Chenopodium hybridum var. simplex
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More information about  Chenopodium simplex
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Dec 18, 2018).