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Goosefoot

Goosefoot

Latin: Chenopodiaceae

Plants in the Goosefoot Family by Scientific Name


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fourwing saltbush (Atriplex canescens )Atriplex canescens
Common Names fourwing saltbush
Family Goosefoot
Flower Color Yellow
Plant Type Shrub
Native , Yes
Weed No
shadscale saltbush (Atriplex confertifolia )Atriplex confertifolia
Common Names shadscale saltbush
Family Goosefoot
Plant Type Shrub
Native Yes
Weed No
forage kochia(Bassia prostrata)Bassia prostrata
Common Names forage kochia
Family Goosefoot
Flower Color Green, Red
Introduced Yes
Native No
Weed No
Hopsage (Grayia spinosa)Grayia spinosa
Common Names hopsage, spiny hopsage
Family Goosefoot
Flower Color Pink, Yellow, Creamy White
Plant Type Shrub
Short Description Formerly Atriplex spinosa.
Native Yes
Weed No
Halogeton (Halogeton glomeratus)Halogeton glomeratus
Common Names halogeton
Family Goosefoot
Flower Color Green-white
Plant Type Forb
Introduced Yes
Native No
Weed Yes
Kochia (Kochia scoparia)


Kochia scoparia
Common Names kochia
Family Goosefoot
Plant Type Forb
Native No
Weed Noxious
Winterfat (Krascheninnikovia lanata)Krascheninnikovia lanata
Common Names white sage, winterfat
Family Goosefoot
Flower Color White
Plant Type Shrub
Native Yes
Weed No
Russian thistle, tumbleweed (Salsola kali)
Salsola kali
Common Names Russian thistle, tumbleweed
Family Goosefoot
Flower Color Pink, purple
Plant Type Forb
Short Description A Eurasian annual weed of dry, often alkaline areas.
Native No
Weed Yes
Greasewood (Sarcobatus vermiculatus)Sarcobatus vermiculatus
Common Names greasewood
Family Goosefoot
Flower Color Pale yellow
Plant Type Shrub
Short Description This plant is moderately poisonous to sheep and cattle if consumed in large amounts. Its toxicity increases as the plant matures.
Native Yes
Weed No

For additional information please send an e-mail request to:
Dr. Clinton C. Shock
Clinton.Shock@oregonstate.edu

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