Chenopodiaceae: Goosefoot Family — Saltbush & miscellaneous
The Goosefoot family will not win any beauty prizes. The flowers are in small globular clumps, having no petals but with 5 sepals. Leaves are simple, sometimes fleshy or reduced to scales. Some plants in this family are cultivated for human food, for example Lamb’s Quarters and Quinoa. Chard, Spinach and Beets are in the closely-related Amaranthaceae family.