Chenopodium simplex (Torr.) Raf.
Family: Amaranthaceae
maple-leaved goosefoot
Chenopodium simplex image
Christopher Noll  
Etymology: Chenopodium: from Greek chen, "goose," and pous, "foot," or podion, "a little foot," referring to the shape of the leaves in some species
Plants: erect, annual, 6"-40" tall forb; stems often white-mealy
Leaves: long-stalked, large, widely triangular, bright green with 1-4 large teeth on each side
Flowers: white to greenish, 5-parted, no petals; inflorescence 1/8" loose, few-flowered, separated, ball-like clusters; blooms June-Oct.
Habitat: moist; disturbed sites, woods, forests
Conservation Status: Native