Goosefoot family

FORM weedy plants, herbs and shrubs.

Genera   100                    

Species 1,500 in our area  51  (Gray); 48 (B&B)43

Distribution centered in the Mediterranean.

Flowers no corolla hence inconspicuous flowers, .

#Parts  0-5 sepals, 1-5 stamens, 2-3 styles, petals are absent


Leaves normally alternate, often succulent, stipules absent.

The family includes, beets, swiss chard and Spinach.