lamb's-quarters


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Related to lamb's-quarters: purslane, Chenopodium, Lambsquarter

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.
By midsummer, my favorite weeds of all would emerge from plowed fields: a high-rising, spinach-related green called lamb's-quarters, and a low-slung, creeping plant called purslane, with its succulent, lemony leaves.
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.
The seeds are actually the fruits of a leafy green plant in the Chenopodium family, closely related to wild greens such as lamb's-quarters and pigweed, and in the same family as beets, chard and spinach.
Fertile soil: Pigweed, lamb's-quarters, foxtails, common chickweed