Chenopodium simplex Raf.
Common Name: MAPLE-LEAVED GOOSEFOOT
Synonym: Chenopodium hybridum
Coefficient of Conservatism: 1
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Nt A-Forb

Chenopodium simplex B. S. Walters

C. hybridum of Michigan Flora.

Native and not as weedy in habit as many species of the genus, growing in clearings and rocky areas in forests, on shores and river banks, as well as along new roadsides, in farms and gardens, and other ± disturbed places.

The pericarp varies from easily separable from the seed to closely adherent. The mature fruit is largely exposed, as the tepals do not cover it above and their margins are well separated on the sides.

Locations

Allegan County
Alpena County
Antrim County
Baraga County
Berrien County
Branch County
Calhoun County
Cass County
Cheboygan County
Chippewa County
    Only on Drummond Island
Crawford County
Delta County
Dickinson County
Emmet County
Genesee County
Gogebic County
Gratiot County
Hillsdale County
Houghton County
Ingham County
Iosco County
Iron County
Isabella County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Kalkaska County
Kent County
Keweenaw County
Lapeer County
Leelanau County
    Including Fox Islands
Lenawee County
Livingston County
Marquette County
Mecosta County
Menominee County
Midland County
Missaukee County
Monroe County
Montcalm County
Muskegon County
Newaygo County
Oakland County
Ontonagon County
Oscoda County
Ottawa County
Schoolcraft County
Shiawassee County
St. Clair County
St. Joseph County
Van Buren County
Washtenaw County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 17, 2017. http://www.michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=71.