Chenopodium capitatum (Blitum c.) strawberry-blite Chenopodiaceae CHCA; R, bm, c;

    

Chenopodium capitatum.pfaf.org.creativecommons.org.

Chenopodium capitatum. Plants for a Future. www.pfaf.org. (Accessed 5/2014).

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.