- Creeping goosefoot,
- Green goosefoot,
- Keeled goosefoot
Chenopodium carinatum R.Br.
Chenopodium - cheno means goose and podio means little foot. Carinatum - keeled, keel-like ridge, referring to the wing-like hairy keel on each perianth segment.
C. carinatum is an annual herb. Leaves are opposite and simple. Laeves are simple, develop from the base. Inflorescence are axillary. Stem is full, grooved and erect or postrate.
Cotyledons are oval shaped, entire leaf margin and carried by a medium stalk.
First leaves are simple, opposite, pubescent and carried by medium stalk. Lamina is oval to lanceolate shaped.
C. carinatum is an annual postrate herb. It grows up to 50 cm height. Branches spread wide, branching near the base. Chrushed leave are aromatic.
Stem is postrate to erect. It is full and groove shaped. The herb branches from the base into simple to much branched stems.
Leaves are simple and alternate. Blade is ovate to elliptic in outline, up to 3 × 2 cm, with 2-6 large lobe-like blunt teeth. Leaf margin is parted. Apex is acute and the base is attenute. Both leave surfaces are pubescent.
Inflorescence are whorls, axillary. Flowers are minute, in dense rounded sessile axillary clusters.
Flowers are clustered, greenish, velvety and glandular.
Fruit is an achene, round enclosed in persistent perianth.
Seeds are small, shiny and black or dark brown.
C. carinatum reproduces by seeds. Seeds are spread by wind.
Occurs in dry river bed, river bank and disturbed areas. Prefers moist soil condition.
Native to Austrailia.
Distributed throughout South Africa.
Distributed throughout KNP.
It is a problematic weed in vegetables field especially in Mpumalanga and Cape Provinces.
It is an invasive weed with low ecological impact.
Can be controlled by hand pulling. It is susceptible to pre-and post-emergence herbicides.
(Problem plants of South Africa) Bromilow, C. (2001), Published by Briza Plublications CC
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