- Moss, Flora of Alberta – Common
- Global Invasive Species Database – No
- NatureServe Rank – Low
- Haber, Upland – No
- Haber, Wetland – No
- CWF, Status & Invasive Range – No
- Alberta Revegetation Guidelines – No
- The Nature Conservancy – No
- CBCN – No
- AB Weed – No
Forms dense stands on disturbed soil. Regarded in restoration and landscaping as a useful volunteer cover crop. Not invasive, but may exclude native colonizers of disturbed soil. A prolific producer of very persistent seed. It has developed herbicide resistance at a few Alberta sites.  Other aliens with similar habits include Tansy Mustard (Descurania sophia), Blue-bur (Lappula squarrosa), and Lamb’s Quarters (Chenopodium album).
Edible: but likely an acquired taste. Used in very small amounts it can add an interesting flavor.
Szczawinski & Turner, Edible Garden Weeds of Canada, ISBN 0-88902-752-8