|Scientific Name||Chenopodium atrovirens||USDA PLANTS Symbol||CHAT|
|Common Name||Pinyon Goosefoot||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||20593|
|Family||Amaranthaceae (Amaranth) formerly Chenopodiaceae||SEINet
Life zones and habitat: Foothills and montane (6000 to 10800 ft.); (usually) sandy soils in open and disturbed areas; widely distributed.
Plant: Erect, open annual with spreading branches, up to two feet tall.
Leaves: Narrow lanceolate, ovate to oblong leaves, upwardly turning, 0.4 to 1.2 inches long and 0.2 to 0.9 inches wide with smooth edges or with a basal lobe; lower surfaces farinose (powdery, mealy).
Inflorescence: Green, farinose flowers loosely clustered in spikes of glomerules 0.9 to 3.2 inches long on branches from main stem; no petals, 5 small farinose sepals, 5 stamens.
Bloom Period: July to September.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield.
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