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Lambsquarters

A species of Goosefoots, Also known as Lamb's Quarters, Fat-Hen, Goosefoot, Wild Spinach , White goosefoot, Melde
Botanical name : Chenopodium album Genus : Goosefoots

Lambsquarters, A species of Goosefoots
Also known as:
Lamb's Quarters, Fat-Hen, Goosefoot, Wild Spinach , White goosefoot, Melde
Botanical name: Chenopodium album
Genus: Goosefoots
Lambsquarters (Chenopodium album)

Description

Lambsquarters has many other names, including pigweed, goosefoot, and bacon weed. This plant seems to appear out of nowhere and is considered by many to be a pesky weed. However, the greens of this plant are edible, can be prepared similar to spinach, and are packed with nutrients.
Habitat
Cultivated ground
Flower Color
White
Yellow
Green
Pink
Leaf Color
White
Green
Pink
Gray
Toxic
More
More
Weed risk
Yes
Invasive
Yes
* Disclaimer: Content feedback CAN NOT be used as any basis for EATING ANY PLANTS. Some plants can be VERY POISONOUS, please purchase edible plants through regular channels.

General Info

Name story

Lambsquarters
The name, Lambsquarters is believed to be related to the British harvest festival Lammas quarter. To celebrate this festival, the British people will offer lamb as sacrifices and vegetables made by Chenopodium album. Thus, it is called Lambsquarters.
White goosefoot
You can't imagine that such a small plant can produce more than 50,000 seeds. If you spot it in the garden, you must remove it with no sign of mercy. How do you identify it? Its leaves are shaped like goose feet, and the surface is covered with a layer of white fur. The layer of fur on the back of the leaves is more compact. Looking from a distance, the plant looks like it's covered with a layer of white frost, which is why it's called white goosefoot.

Symbolism

toughness, persistence, abundance, healing

Usages

Garden Use
Lambsquarters is an herbaceous plant that can be grown indoors or outdoors. This plant is known to be weedy. If planting in your garden, take care to observe what plants are nearby as it can take much-needed nutrients from the soil and contaminate crop seeds.
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