lamb's-quarters


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lamb's-quarters

n, pl lamb's-quarters
(Plants) a US name for fat hen
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Noun1.lamb's-quarters - common weedy European plant introduced into North Americalamb's-quarters - common weedy European plant introduced into North America; often used as a potherb
lamb's-quarter, pigweed, wild spinach - leaves collected from the wild
wild spinach - leafy greens collected from the wild and used as a substitute for spinach
goosefoot - any of various weeds of the genus Chenopodium having small greenish flowers
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Find it: A prolific weed, lamb's-quarters grows just about everywhere, including in sidewalk cracks and even factory yards.
Some of the plants to stay away from include bracken fern, dock, hemlock, locoweed, milkweed, mountain laurel, oak leaf, rhubarb, sorrel, wilted wild cherry, and under certain conditions (decreased light, fast growth after drought, heavy fertilizers) johnsongrass, pigweed, lamb's-quarters, and alfalfa can accumulate toxic amounts of nitrates.
tested vinegar on major weeds -- common lamb's-quarters, giant foxtail, velvetleaf, smooth pigweed and Canada thistle -- in greenhouse and field studies.