Chenopodium polyspermum - Many-seeded Goosefoot
Easily recognised when in seed, but hardly ever seen in quantity, Many-seeded Goosefoot is an infrequent weed in arable fields, horticultural fields and gardens and can be found on waste ground and road verges. It occurs in arable fields on the Isles of Scilly and has been reported from the dunes at Phillack (SW53U, 1970, B.M.Sturdy) and from the cliff base at Seaton (SX25X, 1990, M.Atkinson). Dozens of plants were discovered on ochre-rich sandy soils derived from former mining activity at Godolphin (SW53V, 1997, C.N.French). This was a most unusual occurrence, especially as very few other plants were able to survive in this particular soil.
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French, C.N., Murphy, R.J. & Atkinson, M. 1999. Flora of Cornwall. Wheal Seton Press, Camborne.