Dissections. Chenopodium album. 4/4

Something of an archaeologist’s friend. Styled an ‘indicator’ plant, chenopodium and umbelifers like to grow where humans have disturbed the soil. Patches of pigweed, pushki and Angelica congregate on middens  and house pit sites long after humans have left the area.

Chenopodium album (Pigweed).
Chenopodium album (Pigweed). Fibrous roots.
Chenopodium album (Pigweed). Leaves wedge shaped and nearly twice as long as wide.
Chenopodium album (Pigweed)
Chenopodium album (Pigweed).
Chenopodium album (Pigweed). Per Hultèn, “flowers in densely crowded glomerules; Perianth segments keeled.

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