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|BRIEF DESCRIPTION A herb. USES Cultivated for its leaves and seeds.
The seeds are ground into flour and the leaves are eaten as green
vegetables. Both the leaves and seed are rich in iron, calcium, and
vitamins B and C. Parts of the plant produce a reddish-golden dye and
the plant is also used as fodder. GROWING PERIOD Annual. COMMON
NAMES Fat hen, Lamb's-quarters, White goosefoot, Lambsquarter.
FURTHER INF The plant is producing poisons.
Kernick M 1961 pp 183
Duke J 1975 pp 11 [PH, RAIN, TEMP]
Roecklein J 1987 pp 32 [USE, FER]
Jansen P 1991 pp 179
Duke J 1979 pp 98 [RAIN, TEMP, PH]