lamb's quarters, common lamb's-quarters, pigweed
[Chenopodium album f. lanceolatum L., more...]
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; inflorescence 1/8" dense balls grouped into spikes; blooms June-Oct.
Habitat: disturbed sites, gardens
Hazardous: Careful, this plant is hazardous!
Conservation Status: Native
Flora of North America: Flora of North America Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 0, Wetland Indicator = FAC- USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos David G. Smith's "Delaware Wilflowers": Beautiful photographs; descriptions USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS): Images of seeds, fruits, embryos, etc. USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS): Images of seeds, fruits, embryos, etc. Illinois Wildflowers: Wonderful photographs; detailed descriptions; color and leaf arrangement key Southwest School of Botanical Medicine: Britton & Brown Illustrated Flora - 2nd Edition (1913) "An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States and Canada"