Maple-leaved Goosefoot - Chenopodiastrum hybridum

    Description

    Short to medium erect plant, hairless, slightly mealy. Leaves oval-heart shaped to triangular with a few large, angular teeth. Flower clusters lax, leafless and scattered.

    Similar Species

    Other goosefoots.  

    Identification difficulty
    ID guidance

    At least some leaves have cordate bases

    Recording advice

    From a specimen, or photographs showing cordate bases to leaves.

    Habitat

    Disturbed ground, arable land, rubbish tips, waste places, farmyards and manure heaps.

    When to see it

    Flowers July to October.

    Life History

    Annual.

    UK Status

    Occasional in England south of the Humber.

    VC55 Status

    Rare in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 2 of the 617 tetrads.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    Map key:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records:

    • RED = 2020+
    • DARK BLUE = 2015-2019
    • LIGHT BLUE = pre 2015

    UK Map