141509 RED GOOSEFOOT Chenopodium rubrum (Chenopodiaceae) Height to 60cm. Variable upright annual, favouring manure-enriched soils. Stems often turn red in old or parched specimens. FLOWERS are small and numerous, borne in upright, leafy spikes. FRUITS are rounded and enclosed by 2-4 sepals (Jul-Oct). LEAVES are shiny, diamond-shaped and toothed. STATUS-Widespread and common in S England; scarce elsewhere.