Irish wildflowers

Photos: Co.Limerick & Co.Cork

Red Goosefoot
Chenopodium rubrum
Blonagán dearg
Family: Chenopodiaceae

Flowering: July-October. Annual. Native.

Compact flower spike. Many flowers with only 2-4 sepals and stamens.
Leaves variable, often strongly lobed. Plant often red-tinged, scarcely mealy.
More/less branched, prostrate or erect plant. To 80cm. Very variable.

Nutrient-rich, damp waste and cultivated ground, manure heaps, farm tracks, edges of water bodies. Local or rare but increasing, mainly E and central Ireland.

Identification Paul Green, Co.Wexford

Red Goosefoot. Ballingeary, Co.Cork. 2006. Red Goosefoot. Foynes, Co.Limerick. 2007

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