Axyris amaranthoides L., Russian pigweed, ansérine de Russie
Annual, stems to 4 feet (12 dm.) high; inconspicuous flowers;
occurs throughout, but most common in mid-west; grain fields,
roadsides, gardens, farmyards, manure piles, waste places, and
along roadsides; introduced from Asia..
Chenopodium album L., lamb's-quarters, chénopode blanc
Annual, spreading by seeds; autogamous, wind-pollinated; stems 1
to 6 feet (3 to 18 dm.) high; inconspicuous green flowers;
widespread in cultivated land, grain fields, gardens, roadsides,
and waste places; introduced from Europe. Poisoning has occurred
in Europe when large quantities were consumed because of a
serious food shortage in wartime.
Kochia scoparia (L.) Schrad., Kochia, kochia à balais
Annual, spreading by seeds; stems erect, 1 to 6 feet (3 to 18
dm.) high; inconspicuous flowers; occurs widely ,but most common
in mid-west; waste places, and along roadsides; introduced from
Europe and Asia. Photosensitization of cattle has resulted in
poisoning and death.
Salsola kali L. subsp. ruthenica (Iljin) Soó[ =Salsola
pestifer A.Nelson], Russian thistle, soude roulante
Annual; stems from 3 inches to 4 feet (8cm. to 12 dm.) high,
flowers inconspicuous; throughout, but most common in prairie
areas; prairie, cultivated fields, roadsides, and waste places;
almost exclusively a railroad bed weed in the east.; introduced
from Europe and Asia. At maturity, the nearly spherical bushy
top breaks away at ground level and is rolled by the wind,
dropping seeds in its path.