Chenopodium album L.

White goosefoot

source: Hugo.arg (2007), Wikimedia Commons (GFDL license)
source: Hugo.arg (2007), Wikimedia Commons (GFDL license)


GrinTax Chenopodium album L.
The Plant list Chenopodium album L.
English name White goosefoot

Crop relationship
Quinoa same genus

FLORON data (2014)
Indigeneity native
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 entire Europe
Asia rare along the equator
Africa rare along the equator
North-America entire North-America
South-America rare along the equator
Australia entire 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, December 2016. doi:10.15468/dl.qsvji1
Distribution data GBIF, December 2016. doi:10.15468/dl.qsvji1

Pessimistic scenario


Additional information