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Chenopodium album

Lambsquarters, Chenopodium albumThe  common lambsquarters is certainly a very common weed in my yard.  I try to prevent it from getting much larger than this.

Lambsquarters, Chenopodium albumIf allowed, lambsquarters grow to five feet or more in height, and become quite bushy.

Lambsquarters, Chenopodium albumThe flowers of the lambsquarters are green, with no petals, you have to look really close to tell if they are open or not.  Also note the characteristic dark red areas on the stems, especially in the axils of the leaves.

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