Chenopodium album

Fat hen, lamb quarters                                                                                      Κλουβίδα 


Amaranthaceae - amaranth family                                                                             Dicot.

 
 

A common weed in Skopelos, which flowers almost the whole year round; it is distributed throughout the world and  is is the commonest weed of Greek potato fields. It is a tasty and nutritious vegetable, similar to spinach and is collected as horta and used in the Skopelos pies, hortopita. It is excellent fodder for animals whcih is reflected in the common English names, fat hen and lamb quarters.

The flowers, which are arranged in soft spikes, are small and inconspicuous; the leaves are roughly triangular with broad teeth and resemble the shape of a goose foot, which gives it its scientific name. The leaves are covered with hairs giving a white, mealy appearance.

2-3mm,
1.5-6cm, 20-80cm,
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Chenopodium from china (χήνα) - greek for goose  + podi (πόδι)  - greek for foot

album from albus - latin for white

Erigeron bonariensis
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 Arisarum vulgare Monks hoodArisarum_vulgare.html