Chenopodium murale, Neetle-leaved goosefoot,
Hebrew: כף-אווז האשפות, Arabic: سرمق جداري

Scientific name:  Chenopodium murale L.
Common name:  Neetle-leaved goosefoot
Hebrew name:   כף-אווז האשפות
Arabic name:  سرمق جداري
Plant Family:  Chenopodiaceae, סלקיים

Chenopodium murale, Neetle-leaved goosefoot, כף-אווז האשפות, سرمق جداري

Life form:  Annual
Stems:  Up to 90 cm tall, with branches arising mostly from the base of the main stem
Leaves:  Alternate, entire, dentate or serrate
Flowers:  Green
Fruits / pods:  Tiny, up to 1.5 mm in diameter; seed disk shaped, black to dark brown, with a minutely pitted surface
Flowering Period:   February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Habitat:   Nutrient-rich soils, ruderal
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Shrub-steppes, Deserts and extreme deserts, Montane vegetation of Mt. Hermon
Chorotype:   Plurireginal, boreal-trop
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

Nettle-leaved Goosefoot, Australian-spinach, salt-green, sowbane, Mauer-Gänsefuß, Марь постенная


Derivation of the botanical name:
Chenopodium, from Greek chen, "goose," and pous, "foot," or podion, "a little foot," referring to the shape of the leaves in some species.
murale, of walls
  • The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.