Lamb's Quarters, Goosefoots

This genus consists of about 170 species of annuals and herbaceous perennials. They are found in many parts of the world. The common name is a mispronunciation of the word, lammas quarter which relates to the fact that the plant flowers around Lammas Day (August 1) which was traditionally the first day of the harvest thanksgiving festival.

Chenopodium album Lamb's Quarters
C. bonus hericus Good King Henry
C. botrys Jerusalem Oak
C. hybridum Maple Leaved Goosefoot
C. quinoa Quinoa


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