Photographer: Elizabeth Parnis
Chenopodium album L.
common lamb's-quarters, lamb's-quarters, pigweed
Chenopodium: from Greek chen, "goose," and pous, "foot," or podion, "a little foot," referring to the shape of the leaves in some species
|Plant: ||erect, annual, 6"-40" tall, branched forb; stems nodes usually pale|
|Flower: ||white to greenish, 5-parted, small, no petals; inflorescence 1/8" dense balls grouped into spikes; blooms June-Oct.|
|Leaf:||whitish-mealy, lower leaves broadly wider at the base, usually toothed, turning red late in the season|
|Habitat: ||disturbed sites, gardens|