Lambsquarters Chenopodium album

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Chenopodium album







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  • Chenopodium album

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Scarification: none required.
Stratification: none required.
Germination: surface sow and keep moist.
Physical Characteristics : ANNUAL growing to 0.9 m (3ft) by 0.2 m (0ft 8in). It is not frost tender. It is in flower from Jul to October, and the seeds ripen from Aug to October. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Wind. The plant prefers light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils.The plant prefers acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. and can grow in very acid and very alkaline soils. It cannot grow in the shade.It requires moist soil.
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Chenopodium album is a fast-growing weedy annual plant in the genus Chenopodium that is extensively cultivated and consumed in Northern India as a food crop (referred to as बथुआ; i.e. "Bathua" or "Bathuwa" in Hindi) . In Britain, where the plant is considered a weed, its standard name is Fat-hen ; though this is used for other plants also; the unambiguous name is White Goosefoot , and it is also known as lamb's quarters, nickel greens, pigweed or dungweed, or more ambiguously as just goosefoot .

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