Chenopodium capitatum is an annual, C3 herb (Jacobs 2001), 20-60 cm tall, branched from base.
Leaves alternate, stalks of lower leaves longer than blade, upper stalks shorter, blade triangular to arrow-shaped, to 10 cm long, margin toothed.
Flowers minute, red in small rounded clusters.
Fruit dry, 1-seeded, surrounded by fleshy, red calyx.
Wetland status: UPL.
Frequency in NYC: Very infrequent.
Origin: Native, a northern species.
Habitat: Open areas in woods.