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Lambsquarters (Chenopodium album) is a rapidly growing summer annual that can reach 6 feet in height. Erect stems branch freely and are often reddish or striped with pink, purple, or yellow. It is adaptable to most environmental conditions. 

Lambsquarter growth habit (Videki, Coronicum Kft., Bugwood.org)Lambsquarter growth habit.

(Photo: Robert Videki, Doronicum Kft., Bugwood.org)

Lambsquarter foliage close-up (Videki, Coronicum Kft., Bugwood.org)Lambsquarter foliage close-up.

(Photo: Robert Videki, Doronicum Kft., Bugwood.org)

   

Management:

  • Mulch (to prevent seed germination).
  • Apply pre-emergent herbicides (to prevent seed germination).
  • Till (to destroy plants).
  • Apply post-emergent herbicides (to destroy plants).

    

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