Lambsquarters

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Photo of Lambsquarters (Chenopodium album)

Chenopodium album (invasive)

Annual herb, invasive. At maturity can reach up to five feet tall in moist conditions. Leaves appear pale green, ovate to lanceolate in shape. Leaves and flowers can have a powdery coating. Flowers are also green, incomplete and arranged in clusters at stem and twig ends. Seeds are food source for birds and wildlife. Leaves are edible, but consuming mass quantities may be toxic to humans and livestock.

Univeristy of California Agriculture and Natural Resources. http://ipm.ucanr.edu/PMG/WEEDS/lambsquarters.html

Habitat Type Tolerance Invasive?
Disturbed, mesic areas such as agricultural lands at elevations less than 6,000 ft Partial sunlight Yes