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Chenopodium album (common lambsquarters)

common lambsquarters
Chenopodium album                                       

Identifying Characteristics:

Seed:  rounded seed with one flatter side; seed coat slightly shiny; notch in one side; black in color out of the hull; gray or tan in hull

Seedling:  triangular, alternate leaves that may or may not be toothed; underside of leaves covered in mealy particles, giving a white appearance; prominent purple venation on stem

Mature Plant: erect growth habit; small, sessile flowers in clusters near axils of leaves and at the end of branches; flowers covered by mealy particles

Method of Propagation: seed

Life Cycle: warm-season annual

References: Abaye, A. Ozzie. "Identification & Adaption: Common Grasses, Legumes & Non-leguminous Forbs of the Eastern United States."
Bryson, Charles T. & Michael S DeFelice. "Weeds of the Midwestern United States & Central Canada."

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