Chenopodium album var. striatum
family: Goosefoot (Chenopodiaceae)
vóhpoma'ȯhtsevánó'ėstse, "white dirt (i. e. salt) sage"
Lateflowering goosefoot is annual, erect, branched plant 50 to 100 cm tall, glabrous to sparsely floury appearance. Leaves are sessile, oblong-ovate, 17 to 36 mm long, 10 to 30 mm wide, with margins finely serrate. Inflorescence is looser spike, 1 to 3 cm long. Flowers are tiny, green, with floury appearance. Lateflowering goosefoot blossoms from August to October. In fall, it produces thousands of seeds. They are smooth, black, lenticular, oval, 1 to 1,5 mm in diameter. The seeds are very nutritional, with high content of proteins. They contain vitamin A, calcium, phosphorus, and potassium. Lateflowering goosefoot tolerates all types of soils. It ranges from New England to North Dakota, eastern Wyoming, and northeast Colorado; also in Washington, Oregon, Nevada, and California. Closely related lambsquarters (Chenopodium album var. album) are common in Europe.
In summer, Cheyennes picked up goosefoot and ate as a substitute of salt. The plant supplies the human body with necessary minerals (Tallbull 1993: 68).
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