Plants of the Castlemaine district

Stinking Goosefoot - introduced (*Chenopodium vulvaria)

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Other names: Foetid Goosefoot.

Family: Chenopodiaceae (Saltbush family)

Native of Europe.

Occurrence: An uncommon species in Victoria, and seldom reported.


The prostrate habit and the odour make this a distinctive plant.

Name. Chenopodium: Goosefoot; cheno: goose; pod: foot, the leaves of some species have the appearance of a goose's foot.

Photos: 1: Stinking Goosefoot. Midland Highway, Guildford. The stems were prostrate, and radiating from the root. This weed was probably brought in during road construction.
2: Portion of a plant. Guildford.