Chenopodium album

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Chenopodium album
  • Moss, Flora of Alberta – Common
  • Global Invasive Species Database – No
  • NatureServe Rank – Not yet assessed
  • Haber, Upland – No
  • Haber, Wetland – No
  • CWF, Status & Invasive Range – No
  • Alberta Revegetation Guidelines – No
  • The Nature Conservancy – Yes
  • CBCN – No
  • AB Weed – No


Edible, raw or cooked---not unlike spinach. Seeds are also edible. Can be confused with black nightshade, a poison, which has similar foliage but flowers like potato and small black (edible) berries as fruit.

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Szczawinski & Turner, Edible Garden Weeds of Canada, ISBN 0-88902-752-8


Map references

sample: Map data for T. ramosissima