Illinois Natural History Survey
Catalog #: ILLS00087763
Occurrence ID (GUID): eefe7702-0737-4a24-bfee-014515a9ee72
Secondary Catalog #: 191055
Taxon: Chenopodium ambrosioides Linnaeus
Family: Chenopodiaceae
Collector: Robert A. Norris   6910   
Date: 1997-09-29
Locality: United States, Georgia, Sumter, Near guard rail on west shoulder of State Highway 49, a short distance northeast of bridge at Muckaloochee Creek, caculated 7.8 (air) miles south-southwest of Americus. Elevation caculated 330 feet. SU-9. Smithville West Quadrangle. Soil Map 52.
Verbatim Coordinates: ,
Habitat: Several strong-scented herbs on shoulder of road. Plants with glandular resin dots throughout. Panicles of spikes, grossly viewed, were light, dullish green. Some cymules, especially toward tips of spikes, were in part pale yellow, much of this color due to young anthers. Mature anthers and freshly released pollen also light yellow. Filaments joff-white, translucent, flattened. Leaves medium green with but a trace of luster. Smaller stems of similar color, shading, below, to a purplish red hue. Stems angular and grooved, decumbent to suberect, several from a fleshy root. Height caculated 2.5 to 4 feet; width somewhat greater. Some other plants close by were Digitaria sanguinalis, Rumex crispus (partly withered), Verbena rigida, Wahlenbergia marginata, and Ipomoea trichocarpa. Below roadbank and beyond ditch was floodplain forest. (Introduced from tropical America). Replicates 8. (Pollen Sample Number 263). "Mexican-tea".
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Record Id: eefe7702-0737-4a24-bfee-014515a9ee72
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