Chenopodium polyspermum L.

Many-seeded goosefoot

source: Michael Becker (2005), Wikimedia Commons (GFDL license)
source: Michael Becker (2005), Wikimedia Commons (GFDL license)


GrinTax Lipandra polysperma (L.) S. Fuentes et al.
The Plant list Chenopodium polyspermum L.
English name Many-seeded goosefoot

Crop relationship
Quinoa same genus

FLORON data (2014)
Indigeneity naturalized before 1500
Trend since 1950 stable or increasing
Presence common
Status least concern
Legal protection unlisted

© NDFF, 2015
© NDFF, 2015

Legend distribution maps

upper map:

  • red: locations of presence from year 2000 onwards
  • blue: previous localities where the species has not been observed anymore after 1999.
  • source:

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lower map:

Distribution area
Europe not in the N- and W-parts
Asia Central-Asia
Africa naturalized in South-Africa
North-America introduced
South-America -
Australia -
source:, 2015
source:, 2015

Expected distribution due to climate change

Expected distribution area in 2070 in the European region and in the Netherlands compared with current suitable areas under an optimistic and a pessimistic climate change scenario (see: About CWRnl / Methodology). Click on a map to enlarge.


Optimistic scenario

Distribution data GBIF, August 2016
Distribution data GBIF, August 2016

Pessimistic scenario


Additional information