Many-seeded Goosefoot - Lipandra polysperma

    Alternative names
    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

    Similar Species

    Other goosefoots

    Identification difficulty
    ID guidance

    Leaves entire, green or reddish on both surfaces; not mealy.

    Recording advice

    A photograph of the whole plant, including leaves


    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.

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