Chenopodium simplex  (C. hybridum var. simplex; C. gigantospermum) maple-leaf goosefoot Chenopodiaceae CHGI; Bx, pb (DeCandido 2001); Q (DeCandido 2001); R (DeCandido 2001);

   

Chenopodium simplex.illinoiswildflowers.info

Chenopodium simplex.John Hilty.illinoiswildflowers.info. (Accessed 5/2014).

Chenopodium simplex is an annual C3 herb (Jacobs 2001), to 1.5 m tall, erect, bright green. 

Leaves alternate, stalk elongate, blade broadly egg-shaped to deltoid, 5-20 cm long, with 1-4 large lobe-like teeth per side, tip pointed, base blunt to lobed. 

Chenopodium simplex flowers. © Neal S. Ratzlaff. Fontenelle Forest. Nature Search. fnanaturesearch.org

Chenopodium simplex flowers. © Neal S. Ratzlaff. Fontenelle Forest. Nature Search. fnanaturesearch.org (Accessed 1/2018).

Flowers minute; inflorescence terminal, branched spikes. 

Fruit to 0.2 cm, seeds horizontal, shiny, black (Stalter and Tang 2002). 

Wetland status: UPL. 

Frequency in NYC: Very infrequent. 

Origin: Native 

Habitat: Open areas.