Latin name: Chenopodium album
  Family: Chenopodiaceae, although, after phylogenetic analysis, taxonomists are now classifying this and others in the genus Chenopodium in the family Amaranthaceae.
  Common name: Common lambsquarter
  Life cycle: annual, spreading by seed
Habit: upright, 3 to 4 feet tall and 2 to 3 feet wide
Foliage: Lower leaves (most leaves) are deltoid to hastate in shape, while upper leaves close to flower spikes are linear.
Flower: Flowers occur in dense terminal and axillary spikes. Flowers are green, have no petals, and are relatively unremarkable.
Seedlings: Cotyledons are linear, but first true leaves have the more typical hastate shape.

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