Chenopodium album complex
(C. Album)

Lamb's-Quarters

Regina
17-July-2002

The Flora of Canada describes a Chenopodium album complex containing six "microspecies", with C. album as the type.   The plant depicted here is C. Album.

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Chenopodium Characteristics
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herbs or low spineless shrubs

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stems scarcely fleshy, not jointed

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plants neither spiny nor with spine-tipped leaves

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plants may be glabrous, scurfy or pubescent; but NOT with long, soft hairs

 

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Chenopodiaceae Characteristics
(Not all these points apply to all genera in Chenopodiaceae, but they all do apply to genus Chenopodium.)
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herbs

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plants with stems or stemless, but with more than one pair of leaves

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leaves without stipules