- Similar to the closely related
Chenopodium album (15) but up to 2.5 m, young parts often red especially when fresh; leaf-blades broadly trullate to broadly ovate or triangular, to 15 x 12 cm; margin coarsely serrate with teeth of varying size; apex fairly acute. - Flowering late in autumn or not at all; seeds not formed in Norden.
S BhG Göteborg 1948 (docks). F U Helsinki 1977 (tip). - Probably E Asia; grown for ornament, especially in botanical gardens.