Sep. 8, 2017

lamb's-quarters, Chenopodium album

I never thought I'd see an appealing lamb's-quarters until I saw this one, with these particular colors in the developing fruit. But then I wasn't born in India. In India this is cultivated and eaten. The greens are used much like we use spinach, and the seeds are used as grain. This is true in many parts of Asia and Africa. Over here, we more likely regard it as a annoying weed. Until now, I've never been tempted to try it. I'm sure there's some in the garden. I'll let you know what I think. Lamb's quarters grows in every state and province, and on GL and SPM. Ives Fen Preserve, Lenawee Co MI, 9/30/12.