~ Photo of young lambsquarter , notice red hues ~
~ The new growth is mealy/fuzzy white , I think that's why it's
called lambsquarter ~
~ I tried to get a good photo of the stem , this photo isn't great , but the stem is ribbed and has reddish hues were it branches ~
~ If you turn the leaves over and rub them , you will see the mealy/powdery residue ~
~ When the leaves are washed ,
you will see the mealy residue in the water and around the bowl ~
~ Lambsquarter - Chenopodium album ~
The field guide I have said there are many similar species , most are edible. Flowers are small , greenish with red hues and seeds are tiny black.
Note ~ you should beware of Mexican Tea , which looks like lambsquarter , but Mexican Tea smells like varnish. There is another plant in the Chenopodium family called Jerusalem Oak which has sticky , oak type leaves and smells like turpentine. These plants aren't edible.
~ Warning ~ Information for educational purposes only , never eat or use any plant you're unsure of.
~ Herbal Blessings ~