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Chenopodium foggii (H.A.) Wahl.
- State Rank: S1
- Global Rank: G2G3
- State Status: Endangered
Habitat: Woodlands, forest openings, and rock outcrops.
Range: Maritime provinces and Quebec south to Virginia.
Aids to Identification: Identification of Chenopodium in Maine is difficult and in some cases impossible without mature fruit and an overall knowledge of the group. Fogg's goosefoot is an annual herb ranging in height from 20 to 100 cm tall. The alternate leaves are small (1–4 cm long and 5-18 mm wide). The leaves of C. foggii are usually slightly lobed near the base. The leaves and sepals are covered with farinose (inflated hairs). The fruits are arranged horizontally with the pericarp separated from the seed.
Ecological characteristics: Ecological relationships are not well known in Maine. In other areas Fogg’s goosefoot is often found on hillsides and outcrops.
Phenology: Fruiting late summer.
Synonyms: None noted.
Known Distribution in Maine: This rare plant has been documented from a total of 2 towns in the following county: York.
Reason(s) for rarity: Unclear, more taxonomic work needed. Often misidentified.
Conservation considerations: The known population in Maine is on private land and monitored frequently.