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Coastal Goosefoot (Chenopodium littoreum)

  • Global Rank: G1 - Critically Imperiled
  • Legal Status: N/A
  • Family: Amaranthaceae
  • State: CA
  • Nature Serve ID: 865014
  • Lifeform: Forb/herb
  • Date Inducted in National Collection:

Where is Coastal Goosefoot (Chenopodium littoreum) located in the wild?

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Coastal Goosefoot can be found in California

Which CPC Partners conserve Coastal Goosefoot (Chenopodium littoreum)?

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Conservation Actions

Center for Plant Conservation
  • 12/17/2021

In "Chenopodium littoreum (Chenopodiaceae), a New Goosefoot from Dunes of South-Central Coastal California", published in Madroño, 2010, authors Benet-Pierce and Simpson describe how Chenopodium littoreum had been incorrectly assigned as C. carnosulum in the past, and describe how taxonomic differences between the two lead to it being reassigned as a new species. 

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Taxon Chenopodium littoreum
Family Amaranthaceae
CPC Number 47374
Duration Annual
Common Names
Associated Scientific Names
State Rank
State State Rank
California S2
Ecological Relationships


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