Chenopodium album L.  
Family: Amaranthaceae
common lamb's-quarters, lamb's-quarters, pigweed
[Chenopodium album f. lanceolatum L., Chenopodium album var. album L., Chenopodium album var. lanceolatum L., Chenopodium album var. missouriense L., Chenopodium album var. stevensii L., Chenopodium lanceolatum Muhl. ex Willd., Chenopodium missouriense Aellen]
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Paul Drobot  
Etymology: Chenopodium: from Greek chen, "goose," and pous, "foot," or podion, "a little foot," referring to the shape of the leaves in some species
Plants: erect, annual, 6"-40" tall, branched forb; stems nodes usually pale
Leaves: whitish-mealy, lower leaves broadly wider at the base, usually toothed, turning red late in the season
Flowers: white to greenish, 5-parted, small, no petals; flower spike drawing inflorescence 1/8" dense balls grouped into spikes; blooms June-Oct.
Habitat: disturbed sites, gardens
Hazardous: Careful, this plant is hazardous!
Conservation Status: Native
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Kenneth J. Sytsma  
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Josh Sulman  
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Paul Drobot  
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Elizabeth Parnis  
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