Taxonomy: Fam. Chenopodiaceae// Genus: Blitum// Species: Blitum virgatum L.
Synonym: Chenopodium foliosum Asch. Determined according to the botanical key provided in The Flora of the Republic of Macedonia (Micevski, 1995).
Lifeform: Annual, therophyte according to the Raunkiær system.
Distribution: Native to North Africa, Central and South Europe to Nepal and North-Central China according to the distribution information provided by the Plants of the World Online portal (Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew).
Habitat: Open habitats, usually on disturbed ground- near roads and settlements in the mountain region.
Flowering period: Summer (JUN-JUL). Ripening in JUL-AUG.
Blitum virgatum L. Plants of the World Online, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew. http://www.plantsoftheworldonline.org/taxon/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:164548-1 [Accessed 01.08.2021].
Micevski, K. (1995). The Flora of the Republic of Macedonia Vol. I, Book 3. Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts.