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Seed Study - Chenopodium spp.

Chenopodium spp. - Common Lambsquarters, Arid Land Goosefoot

Chenopodium spp. - Common Lambsquarters, Arid Land Goosefoot

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Species: Chenopodium spp.
Common name: common lambsquarters, arid land goosefoot

Seedling Identification: Cotyledons and first true leaves sparkle with a coating that looks like tiny water droplets. Stems are purple and often leaves also are tinged with purple. C. album (common lambsquarters; exotic) and C. desiccatum (arid land goosefoot; native) were both found in the study plots, and the seedlings look very similar.

 

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