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Common Name: Common Lambsquarters

Other Names: Lambsquaters, Goosefoot, White Goosefoot

Species Name: Chenopodium album L.

Plant Type: Broadleafs, Herbaceous

Family Name: Chenopodiaceae





Plant Facts  
Origin Europe
Duration Annual
Season Warm
Distribution in the U.S. Primarily in the Great Plains (NE, SD, ND, KS, OK, TX, MN, MO, MT, WY, CO, NM, AB, SK, MB)
Distribution in Oklahoma Throughout the state



ID Characteristics

  • Field Identification Characteristics
    • Flowers: Green calyx, sepals 5; small and inconspicuous, covered with a mealy powder; without petals; sessile
    • Inflorescence: Clusters, in dense terminal and axillary paniculate spikes, small compact highly variable leaves
  • Leaf and Stem Characteristics
    • Leaf Type: Simple
    • Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
    • Leaf Shape: narrowly trullate to lanceolate (3-6 centimeters long, 2-4 centimeters wide), without hair, tips pointed, margins irregularly wavy or toothed to entire, covered with a mealy powder, especially on the underside
    • Stipules: Absent



Soil Type Varying
Habitat In cultivated fields, gardens pasture vacant lots, waste areas and other disturbed soils
Successional Stage  


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