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Chenopodium album

Lambsquarters is a widespread weed in the state. It thrives on rich soils so is a problem in gardens and farm fields. It enjoys some favor with the natural food folks. The triangular leaf is the chief identifying feature. A related plant, Mexican tea (Chenopodium ambrosioides), is used as a vermifuge. Often found growing near barns.

Photo of Lambsquarters

Photo by Dr. John Meade, weed scientist emeritus
Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension