|Goosefoot corn salad|
Photo by Brad Slaughter
Small branching forb (60 cm) of forested floodplains; leaves alternate and rounded, becoming narrower up the smooth stem; small, white, tubular flowers borne in hemispherical clusters, with two narrow, lance-shaped bracts at the base; tiny (3-4 mm) fruiting pods are triangular in cross-section.
Status and Rank
- State Status: T - Threatened (legally protected)
- State Rank: S1 - Critically imperiled
- Global Rank: G5 - Secure
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Updated 05/08/2013. Information is summarized from MNFI's database of rare species and community occurrences. Data may not reflect true distribution since much of the state has not been thoroughly surveyed.
Goosefoot corn-salad is found in wet sites in forested floodplains with a somewhat open overstory.
Natural Community Types
Black maple, basswood, beech, buckeye, american elm, spicebush, prickly gooseberry, false mermaid, kidney-leaf buttercup, blue-eyed Mary, black snakeroot, downy yellow violet, and appendaged water-leaf.
To preserve this species, protect from human disturbances such as development, deforestation, and alterations in hydrological regimes. There is little detailed habitat information for this species, thus status surveys are recommended in order to better understand ecological requirements.
General Survey Guidelines
Random meander search covers areas that appear likely to have rare taxa, based on habitat and the judgement of the investigator.
- Meander search
Survey Period: From first week of May to fourth week of June
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