Vascular – Exotic
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than Composites
The National Vegetation Survey (NVS) Databank is a physical archive and electronic databank containing records of over 94,000 vegetation survey plots - including data from over 19,000 permanent plots. NVS maintains a standard set of species code abbreviations that correspond to standard scientific plant names from the Ngä Tipu o Aotearoa - New Zealand Plants database.
Taproot short and much branched. Stems 0.9 to 1.2 m tall, smooth, grooved, often with red or light green striations. Branching varies from little to much, depending on competition. Leaves alternate 2.5 to 7.5 cm long, smooth, usually white mealy-coated, especially on underside and in early stages, and with edges more or less toothed. Flowers small, green, without petals, borne at ends of branches and in the axils of leaves (Wax, Fawcett and Isely 1981).
Temperate Eurasia, N. Africa
chenopodium: From the Greek chen ‘goose’ and pous ‘foot’, referring to the shape of the leaves
album: From the Latin albus ‘white’
Seed, shiny, black, disk-shaped, 1.5 mm in diameter with a grey hull (Wax, Fawcett and Isely 1981).