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Chenopodium album

Lamb's Quarters

Family Chenopodiaceae


Use
Cooked, Flour. Leaves can be boiled or steamed for 5-10 mins. Seeds can be made into flour.




Description

Growth Form: Upright weed. Many branched leafstalks.

Leaves: Underside of leaves mealy-white. Upper leaves narrow and toothless. Lower leaves diamond-shaped and toothy.

 


Lamb's Quarters (Emily Silver, Weston MA)
Leaves


Lamb's Quarters (Emily Silver, Weston MA)Flower



Fruits:
Tiny black seeds.

Flower: Small greenish, may turn reddish. Look like fuzzy clusters.


Habitat and Range

Waste ground, overgrown pastures. Throughout Northeastern United States.

Season

Leaves harvested in Summer. Seeds harvested in Fall.


Lamb's Quarters (Emily Silver, Weston MA)
Whole Plant


Lamb's Quarters (Emily Silver, Weston MA)




Recipe for Lamb's Quarters Quiche!

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