Chenopodium rubrum, Red Goosefoot,
כף-אווז אדומה

Scientific name:  Chenopodium rubrum L.
Common name:   Red Goosefoot
Hebrew name:   כף-אווז אדומה
Arabic name:  السرمق الأحمر
Plant Family:  Chenopodiaceae, סלקיים

Flowers of the Holy Land, Fleurs de Terre Sainte, Blumen aus dem Heiligen Lande

Life form:  Annual
Stems:  Erect to ascending or prostrate, much-branched, 15-60 cm, glabrous
Leaves:  Alternate, entire, dissected, dentate or serrate
Flowers:  Green
Fruits / pods:  Seeds vertical and occasionally horizontal, ovoid, 0.6-1 mm diam., margins rounded; seed coat reddish brown
Flowering Period:  March, April, May
Habitat:   Disturbed habitats
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands
Chorotype:  Pluriregional; boreal-tropical
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

Chenopodium rubrum, Red Goosefoot, כף-אווז אדומה

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.
rubrum, red, ruddy
  • The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.