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Cycloloma atriplicifolium - (Spreng.)Coult.

Common Name Winged Pigweed
Family Chenopodiaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Sandy soils in deserts[216]. Along the sides of streams and on banks[235].
Range Central and Western N. America - northwards to Manitoba and Quebec. Naturalized in S. Europe[50].
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Well drained soil Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Cycloloma atriplicifolium Winged Pigweed


Robert H. Mohlenbrock. USDA SCS. 1989. Midwest wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide to plant species. Midwest National Technical Center, Lincoln. Courtesy of USDA NRCS Wetland Science Institu
Cycloloma atriplicifolium Winged Pigweed

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Cycloloma atriplicifolium is a ANNUAL growing to 0.8 m (2ft 7in). It is in flower from Aug to September, and the seeds ripen from Sep to October. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Wind. Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Seed.
Edible Uses:

Seed - cooked. It is very small, about 1.5mm in diameter[270], but was used as a staple food by several native North American Indian tribes[257]. It can be ground into a powder and mixed with wheat or other cereals and used in making bread etc. It can also be used as a gruel[61, 105, 161, 257].

Medicinal Uses



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Antirheumatic;  Febrifuge.

The plant has been used in the treatment of fevers, rheumatism and headaches[216, 257].

Other Uses

Dye.

A pink dye is obtained from the seed[216, 257].

Cultivation details

We have almost no information on this species but assume it can be grown as a summer annual in Britain. It probably requires a well-drained fairly light soil in a sunny position[K].

Propagation

Seed - we have no information on this plant but suggest sowing the seed in situ in April or May.

Other Names

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Found In

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Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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