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Chenopodium album L.

Family - Chenopodiaceae

Common Name - Fat Hen

 

 

Native 

 

 

 

 

Not Fragrant 

Unscented Leaves 

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Habitats
Cultivated land
Roadsides
Wasteland
Description of Genus

Herbaceous or small shrubs. The flowers are either hermaphrodite or female. The hermaphrodite flowers have between 2 and 5 stamens.

Whole plant of Chenopodium album
© Tim HarrisonFlowers of Chenopodium album
© David Price
Life History
Annual
UK distribution

Found in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. (See Map)

Flowering Time

In flower during July, August, September and October.

Fruit

The fruit is an achene.

Flower

The flower is actinomorphic and is green in colour.

Names in other languages and countries

Germany
Weißer Gänsefuß
Sweden
svinmålla
Dutch
melganzenvoet
melganzevoet
USA
Stevens' lambsquarters
Missouri lambsquarters
Lambsquarters
Lamb's-quarters
Finland
saviheinae
jauhosavikka
Poland
Komosa biala (lebioda)

Other British Names


Goosefoot