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goosefoot

goosefoot, common name for the genus Chenopodium, as well as for the goosefoot family, Chenopodiaceae, a family of widely distributed shrubs and herbs that includes the beet, spinach, and mangel-wurzel. Most species thrive in soils with a high mineral concentration and grow in such regions as the alkali plains of the SW United States and the pampas of Argentina. Aside from the vegetables of this family and quinoa, most members are not commercially valuable.

Of the genus Chenopodium, the goosefoot itself, C. album, (also called lamb's-quarters or pigweed) is a native of W Asia that has become a widespread weed; quinoa, C. quinoa, a plant native to the Andes mountains, is cultivated for its edible seeds and leaves. Other plants in the family include the Russian thistle (Salsola tragus), a tumbleweed of arid regions in the W United States and Eurasia, and greasewood (Sarcobatus species), grazing shrubs of the alkali plains also used locally as fuel.

Goosefoot is classified in the divison Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Caryophyllales, family Chenopodiaceae.

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greasewood

[′grēs‚wu̇d]
(botany)
Any plant of the genus Sarcobatus, especially S. vermiculatus, which is a low shrub that grows in alkali soils of the western United States.
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Dominant shrubs are greasewood and rabbitbrush, with lesser amounts of tree cholla and sandsage.
But with shade cover sparse on the desert floor among the greasewood and yucca plants, Ostrem assured me this was precisely the terrain where javelina preferred to hole-up during the high-noon heat of a typical West Texas day.
It was obvious that the scraggly haired young doctor, along with his precipitously pregnant wife, was genuinely welcome in Lower Greasewood because the people realized that Western medical treatment was beneficial.
It shouldn't be the death penalty," he said as we followed the trail of a group of migrants through a jumble of lava-hot volcanic rock, mesquite, greasewood and cat's-claw brush in triple-digit heat.
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Vegetation in Owens Valley is atypical of many habitats used by elk in North America, and consists largely of uplands dominated by saltbush (Atriplex spp.) and rabbitbrush (Chrysothamnus nauseosum), dry lowlands of alkali scrub that support greasewood (Sarcobatus vermiculatus) or saltgrass (Distichlis spicata), riparian areas along the Owens River composed of stands of cottonwood (Populus fremontii) and willow (Salix spp.), tule (Typha domingensis) marshes in flooded lowlands, irrigated pastures, and agricultural fields.
The moist saline depressions and the dry beds of rivers are often covered by the greasewood (Sarcobatus vermiculatus, Chenopodi-aceae), another shrubby chenopod that only grows 5 ft (1.5 m) tall but has a root system 7 ft (2 m) deep.
By, October mule deer are wearing winter blues--a brownish, silver-grey that in low light blends with sagebrush and greasewood like melted butter on buckwheats.