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PlantFiles: Hians goosefoot
Chenopodium hians

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Family: Amaranthaceae
Genus: Chenopodium (ken-oh-POH-dee-um) (Info)
Species: hians (HY-ans) (Info)

Synonym:Chenopodium incognitum
Synonym:Chenopodium atrovirens

Category:
Annuals

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:
Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Veined

Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Very high moisture needs; suitable for bogs and water gardens
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Profile:

No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral saya On Mar 7, 2005, saya from Heerlen
Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:

Leaves are veined and nonaromatic. Fruiting late summer-early fall. It grows in Ariz., Calif., Colo., Nev., N.Mex., Oreg., Tex., Utah, Wash., Wyo. in open, dry or moist areas including prairies, pastures, sand hills, roadsides, lakeshores..(source: Flora of North America)

USDA PLANTS now places C. incognitum as a synonym under C. atrovirens and under C. hians.



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