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Chenopodium album

Chénopode blanc
Fat Hen

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

green

Flower size

2.5 mm

Flowering months

July,

August

Leaf type

Deltate

Height

15-150 cm

Description

Other popular names for this plant are Goose Foot and Lamb’s Quarters. Chenopodium in Latin means goose foot, referring to the shape of the leaves.

Flowers

Small green flowers densely packed in long clusters, 10-40 cm.

Leaves

Deltate triangular leaf with stem on one side. Basal: roughly diamond-shaped, serrated, lobed or not. Upper leaves: long, wider in the middle, serrated or not. Waxy, mealy, alternately arranged on the stem.

Fruits Seeds

Nut.

Edible

Leaves: raw or cooked.

Medical

Leaves: mildly laxative, rich in iron, calcium and Vitamins B1 and C.

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