Blitum capitatum L., Sp. pl. 1:4. 1753 (syn: (≡) Chenopodium capitatum (L.) Ambrosi) as per GRIN (updated in 2012);
Chenopodium capitatum (L.) Asch., Fl. Brandenburg 572 1864. (syn: Blitum capitatum L.; Blitum petiolare Link; Blitum tataricum Mill.; Blitum terminale Stokes; Blitum virgatum var. capitatum (L.) Coss., Germ. & Wedd.; Chenopodium capitatum (L.) Ambrosi; Chenopodium capitatum var. capitatum ; Chenopodium capitatum var. parvicapitatum S.L.Welsh; Morocarpus capitatus (L.) Scop.) as per The Plant List Ver.1.1
It is native to most of North America throughout the United States and Canada, including northern areas. It is considered to be endangered in Ohio. It is also found in parts of Europe and New Zealand.
Fruit are small, pulpy, bright red and edible, resembling strawberries. The juice from the fruit was also used as a red dye by natives. The fruits contain small, black, lens-shaped seeds that are 0.7-1.2 mm long. The greens are edible raw or as a potherb, but if raw should be eaten in moderation as they contain oxalates. The seeds may be toxic in large amounts.
Strawberry Blite is found in moist mountain valleys.
(From Wikipedia on 7.10.15)
Plant for ID-PC-36-24.09.2015 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
please identify the plant from Botanical Garden Warsaw.
This one I can recognize.