Many-seeded Goosefoot - Chenopodium polyspermum

    Alt Name
    All Seed

    Short to tall erect to spreading plant with squarish ridged stems, leaves sometimes reddish, untoothed but occasionally with an angle on one or both sides. Flowers in long lax spikes, leafy, branched below

    Identification difficulty

    Cultivated land, particularly amongst arable crops, waste places.

    When to see it

    July to October.

    Life History


    UK Status

    Found mainly in England north to the Humber, and in west Wales.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 83 of the 617 tetrads.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map