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Chenopodium incanum

Chenopodium incanum.  Synonym: Chenopodium fremontii variety incanum. (Gray Goosefoot).
Amaranthaceae (Amaranth Family)
(formerly Chenopodiaceae, Goosefoot Family)

Semi-desert. Shrublands, openings. Spring.
McElmo Canyon, Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, April 2, 2005.

Dozens of two inch tall seedlings of this annual are crowded into a square foot of hot, sandy soil. Plants will grow six-to-thirty inches tall.

This species was discovered for science by Augustus Fendler in 1847 "about houses, gardens" near Santa Fe, New Mexico, but it remained on a herbarium shelf undescribed and unnamed until 1874 when Sereno Watson found it and named it Chenopodium fremontii variety incanum. It was renamed Chenopodium incanum by Amos Heller in 1879. "Incana" is Latin for "gray" or "hoary".

Chenopodium incanum

Chenopodium incanumSynonym: Chenopodium fremontii variety incanum. (Gray Goosefoot).
Amaranthaceae (Amaranth Family)
(formerly Chenopodiaceae, Goosefoot Family)

Semi-desert. Shrublands, openings. Spring.
McElmo Canyon, Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, April 2, 2005.

Range map © John Kartesz,
Floristic Synthesis of North America

State Color Key

Species present in state and native
Species present in state and exotic
Species not present in state

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Species present and not rare
Species present and rare
Species extirpated (historic)
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Species noxious
Species exotic and present
Native species, but adventive in state
Eradicated
Questionable presence

Range map for Chenopodium incanum