Plant Identification Database:
Chenopodiaceae (Goosefoot)
Order: Caryophyllales; Class: Dicotyledonae

The plant data on this site are a record of Bob Ronnow's field observations
which vary in accuracy and change with experience. For accurate and complete
information please use the links provided for each plant species and family.

Plant Families
Glossary of Botanical Terms

CLASSIFICATION
LEAVES
FLOWERS
FRUIT
STEM
ECOLOGY
CLASSIFICATION
Common Name (Image)
Scientific Name (Notes)
Genus
LV: Attachment
LV: Shape
LV: Edge
LV: Apex/Base
LV: Size/Surface
FL: Petals/Sepals
FL: Color
FL: Arrangement
FL: Size/Season
FL: Stamen/Pistil/Ovary
FR: Type
FR: Color
FR: Size/Season
ST: Type/Size/Growth
ST: Surface/Color
ST: Buds/Roots
EC: Edible
EC: Habitat
EC: Observations
Common Name (Image)
Scientific Name (Notes)
Other Names
Chenopodiaceae: LV: simple, u. alternate, u. succulent; FL: u. 5 parts, green, minute, dense spike-like, apetalous, u. 5 sepals, u. 5 stamens, 2 styles, ovary superior; FR: ST: herb/shrub; EC: LV u. edible, FR u. edible
u. alternate simple u. succulent P: 0, apetalous; S: u. 5 green dense spike-like, Clustered minute S: u. 5; P: 2 styles; O: superior herb/shrub LV u. edible, FR u. edible Chenopodiaceae: LV: simple, u. alternate, u. succulent; FL: u. 5 parts, green, minute, dense spike-like, apetalous, u. 5 sepals, u. 5 stamens, 2 styles, ovary superior; FR: ST: herb/shrub; EC: LV u. edible, FR u. edible
Pickleweed Allenrolfea occidentalis Allenrolfea Scalelike Green/Brown Shrub Jointed, Green; Red Desert AZ Pickleweed Allenrolfea occidentalis
Four-wing saltbush Atriplex canescens Atriplex Alternate Linear Entire 1/2-2" Indstingushable Green/Brown Apr-Oct Samara Shrub, u. 2-4' LV raw AZ, NM Four-wing saltbush Atriplex canescens chamiso, chamiza, Grey Sage Brush
Shadscale Atriplex confertifolia Atriplex spiny Capitol Reef NP UT Shadscale Atriplex confertifolia
Orache Atriplex patula Atriplex Alternate; Opposite; Petiole Whole, Deltoid; Lanceolate Entire A: Acute; B: Auriculate >1" Indstingushable Green Spike, Axillary <1", Summer; Fall Herb, >1', Erect Leaf raw Coastal; Waste places Orache Atriplex patula Spearscale
Desert saltbush Atriplex polycarpa Atriplex Alternate, Sessile; Stipules Whole, Oblong Entire A: Acute; B: Acute <1", Glandular; Glaucous Green/Brown Axillary Fibrous; Glaucous AZ Desert saltbush Atriplex polycarpa Littleleaf saltbush
Red swiss chard Beta vulgaris cultivar Beta Foliage, Harold Feinstein Red swiss chard Beta vulgaris cultivar
Lamb's quarter Chenopodium album Chenopodium Alternate Ovate Crenate Glabrous Green/Brown Black Leaf raw; Fruit raw Waste places Lamb's quarter Chenopodium album Pigweed
Goosefoot Chenopodium carinatum Chenopodium Waste places; Coastal Goosefoot Chenopodium carinatum Pigweed
Strawberry-spinach Chenopodium spp. Chenopodium Deltoid Red Leaf raw; Fruit raw Strawberry-spinach Chenopodium spp.
Winterfat Krascheninnikovia lanata; Ceratoides lanata Krascheninnikovia spike white woolly Capitol Reef NP UT Winterfat Krascheninnikovia lanata; Ceratoides lanata
Glasswort Salicornia europaea Salicornia Opposite Scalelike Jointed Stem raw Salt marsh Cape Cod Glasswort Salicornia europaea Swamphire
Common saltwort Salsola kali Salsola Coastal Common saltwort Salsola kali
Seablite Suaeda linearis Suaeda Coastal Seablite Suaeda linearis
Sea blite Suaeda maritima Suaeda Acicular Leaf raw Coastal; Salt marsh Sea blite Suaeda maritima
Common Name (Image)
Scientific Name (Notes)
Genus
LV: Attachment
LV: Shape
LV: Edge
LV: Apex/Base
LV: Size/Surface
FL: Petals/Sepals
FL: Color
FL: Arrangement
FL: Size/Season
FL: Stamen/Pistil/Ovary
FR: Type
FR: Color
FR: Size/Season
ST: Type/Size/Growth
ST: Surface/Color
ST: Buds/Roots
EC: Edible
EC: Habitat
EC: Observations
Common Name (Image)
Scientific Name (Notes)
Other Names
CLASSIFICATION
LEAVES
FLOWERS
FRUIT
STEM
ECOLOGY
CLASSIFICATION