Fruiting bodies (one circled) and leaves. Photo: Don Wood, Scotia Sanctuary, NSW

Plant. Photo: Don Wood, Scotia Sanctuary, NSW

Common Name

Crested Goosefoot, Crested Crumbweed




Annual forb, prostrate or to 30cm tall.  Leaves aromatic when crushed, alternating along the stems.  Leaves to 2cm long, flat, hairy, sticky, edges entire, toothed or lobed.  Flowers tiny (less than 3mm across), in dense whitish clusters at the bases of the leaves. Flowers bisexual or female.  Chenopodium cristatum in NSW.

Description (as Chenopodium cristatum) in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales page 258

PlantNET description (as Chenopodium cristatum):