Common Name

Black Crumbweed




Annual forb, prostrate or to 80cm tall.  Leaves aromatic when crushed, alternating along the stem.  Leaves sticky-hairy, to about 3cm long, flat, margins entire to toothed to lobed.  Flowers tiny (less than 3mm across), bisexual or female, in dense clusters at the bases of the leaves.  Chenopodium melanocarpum in NSW.

Description and photo (as Chenopodium melanocarpum) in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales page 260.

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