Name also: Oak-leaf Goosefoot, Oak-leaved Goose Foot.
Family: Amaranth Family – Amaranthaceae (formerly Goosefoot Family – Chenopodiaceae).
Growing form: Annual herb.
Height: 7–40 cm (2.8–16 in.).
Flower: Regular, small, ca. 1 mm (0.04 in.) across. Perianth consists of 3 to 5 segments united at the base, hairless, having membranous margins and rounded tips. Flowers borne in small, dense axillary clusters. Carpels fused, gynoecium 2–3-styled. Stamens usu. 3.
Leaves: Alternate, short-stalked. Blade ovate to triangular, upper surface green, sparsely hairy, underside bluish-green to grey, and densely covered in glandular hairs (mealy). Margins shallowly toothed or sinuate.
Fruit: Roundish, thin-walled achene.
Habitat: Gardens, manure heaps, rubbish tips, seashores.
Flowering time: July–September.