Common name: Scented Goosefoot
Dysphania multifida (L.) Mosyakin & Clemants APNI*
Synonyms: Chenopodium multifidum L. APNI*
Roubieva multifida (L.) Moq. APNI*
Description: Spreading perennial herb to c. 1 m high, with young branches hairy.
Leaves pinnatisect, to 6 cm long and 3 cm wide, the segments ± linear; lower surface with yellow glandular hairs.
Inflorescence a spike-like panicle of flower clusters. Flowers bisexual and female. Perianth segments 5, fused almost to the apex. Stamens 5 or 0. Ovary pubescent above with glandular hairs. Fruiting perianth c. 2.5 mm long.
Pericarp membranous, free. Seed erect, reddish brown, glossy.
Distribution and occurrence: Native of S Amer.
NSW subdivisions: *NC, *CC, *ST, *NWS, *CWS, *SWS, *SWP
Other Australian states: *Qld *Vic. *Tas. *W.A. *S.A.
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