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Lambsquarters
Chenopodiaceae
Chenopodium album


gardengeek
gardengeek
Flower Petal # 5
Main Color    
Color 2    
Type Categories Useful Parts

Herb


Chenopodiaceae Family

Chenopodium Genus
Other Names for this Plant

Goosefoot


Location

Utah

Physical Description
annual plant, bushy appearance, tapering gradually toward the apex, Young stems are covered with mealy pubescence. Older stems are more glabrous. The older lower leaves are broadly lanceolate or ovate with irregular margins. These margins are undulate, slightly lobed, or dentate. The petioles are thin and at least half the length of the leaves. stems terminate in panicles of flowering spikes. The inflorescence has inconspicuous yellowish green flowers which are sessile.

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Chenopodiaceae
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Core Eudicots
Core Eudicots
Main, Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
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Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Mesangiospermae
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Half Capsule Seed Division
Magnoliophyta
Magnoliophyta
Magnolia Division
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Euphyllophytina
Real Land Plants
Polysporangiates
Multiple Spore Sub-Kingdom
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Eukaryota
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Cells with a Nucleus


General Information

Chenopodium album
Lambsquarters is edible. It is considered an invasive species.

Chenopodium album is in the same genus and family as Quinoa.

Chenopod means Goose Foot.



Lambsquarters




Lambsquarters
Notice the first 2 leaves (cotyledons). They are long an thin.



Lambsquarters




Lambsquarters Seedlings
Chenopodium album cotyledons



Lambsquarters
Lambsquarters - November 07, 2009
Not all lambsquarters stems turn these colors, it depends on the soil.




Lambsquarters
Lambsquarters - November 07, 2009



Lambsquarters - Plant
Lambsquarters - Plant - June 04, 2009



Lambsquarters - Plant
Lambsquarters - Plant - May 23, 2009



Lambsquarters - Plant
Lambsquarters - Plant - May 18, 2009



Lambsquarters - Plant
shows how the leaf looks like a goose\'s foot. - Plant - May 18, 2009



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