lamb's-quarters


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lamb's-quarters:

see goosefootgoosefoot,
common name for the genus Chenopodium, as well as for the goosefoot family, Chenopodiaceae, a family of widely distributed shrubs and herbs that includes the beet, spinach, and mangel-wurzel.
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Lamb's-quarters is a very common plant in gardens, despised because if allowed to go to seed, it will carpet the ground with new plants.
Note: Some books refer to lamb's-quarters and pigweed as the same plant.
Lamb's-quarters leaves are a source of ascaridole, an oil used to treat for round worms and hook worms.