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PlantFiles: Large-seed Goosefoot
Chenopodium macrospermum

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Family: Amaranthaceae
Genus: Chenopodium (ken-oh-POH-dee-um) (Info)
Species: macrospermum (mak-roh-SPERM-um) (Info)

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Category:
Annuals
Vegetables
Herbs

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:
Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:
Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Green
Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Succulent

Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
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)

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 8, 2005, saya from Heerlen
Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:

An erect annual up to 1m tall. The leaves are somewhat succulent, triangular in shape and mealy underneath. Grows on peat around slightly saline lakes near Perth and Bunbury and also occasionally in horticultural areas at Manjimup. Native to America.



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