Flowering Season: March to October or November or throughout the year.
Elevation: 150 to 8,000 feet (45 to 2,438 m) or higher.
Habitat Preferences: Roadsides, fields, pastures, gardens, landscape areas, adjacent to rail road tracks, waste areas, rocky hillsides, both urban and agricultural places; multiple plant communities across its wide geographic range, woodlands, prairies.
Recorded Range: Nettleleaf Goosefoot is found in various locations and situations throughout its large geographical in North America, USA and well into Canada, southward to Mexico and South America. It is found almost world-wide in temperate areas to tropical and sub-tropical regions.
U.S. Weed Information: In North America Chenopodiastrum murale can be weedy or invasive according to the following authoritative sources: Weeds of the West. Western Society of Weed Science in cooperation with Cooperative Extension Services, University of Wyoming. Laramie, Wyoming.
Plants included here may become weedy or invasive.
Invasive/Noxious Weed Information: No information available.
Threatened/Endangered Information: No information available.
Wetland Indicator: In North America Chenopodiastrum murale has the following wetland designations:
Arid West, FACU; Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain, FACU; Eastern Mountains and Piedmont, FACU; Great Plains, FACU; Midwest, FACU; Northcentral & Northeast, FACU and the Western Mountains, Valleys, and Coast, FACU.
FACU = Facultative Upland, usually occur in non-wetlands, but may occur in wetlands.
Genus Information: * Note genus information is for Chenopodium: In North America there are 43 species for Chenopodium. Worldwide, The Plant List includes 150 accepted species names and a further 394 scientific names of infraspecific rank for the genus.
In the Southwestern United States: Arizona has 17 species of Chenopodium, California has 27 species, Nevada has 19 species, New Mexico has 24 species, Texas has 18 species, Utah has 21 species. All data approximate and subject to revision.
Comments:Chenopodiastrum murale, Nettleleaf Goosefoot is one of the most common summer plants and one of the most common species in the genus in the world. It is a common summer and winter weed throughout a large part of its range in sub-temperate, sub-tropical and tropical regions.
The original genus "Chenopodium" is from the Greek word "chen" meaning goose and pous meaning foot or podion, "a little foot", a reference to the shape of the leaves in some species. The species epithet "murale" is derived from the Latin word murale meaning growing on walls.
The genus Chenopodium was published by Carl Linnaeus in 1753.
Nettleleaf Goosefoot has been used for food by southwestern United States indigenous peoples.
Cahuilla Food, Vegetable, Boiled shoots and leaves eaten as greens.
Mohave Food, Vegetable, Young shoots boiled as greens.
Papago Food, Vegetable, Unspecified, Stalks eaten as greens in the summer. Seeds used for food.
Pima Food, Staple, Seeds parched, ground and eaten as a pinole in combination with other meal.
See complete listing of ethno-botanical uses at Native American Ethnobotany, University of Michigan, Dearborn.