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  Lamb's Quarters Top View    Chenopodium berlandieri NPS-1.jpg     

 

NAME: Lambís Quarters

SPECIES / FAMILY: Chenopodium Berlandieri / Amaranthaceae

COMMON NAME(S): Goosefoot

CONDITIONS:  sun
 

PARTS:

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TASTE

RAW/COOK

SEASON

All

 

 

 

 

Shoots

 

 

 

 

Leaves

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spinach

RAW/COOK

Spring-Fall

Flowers

       

Fruits

 

 

 

 

Roots

       

Seeds

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spinach

RAW/COOK

Spring-Fall

Nuts

 

 

 

 

Pods

 

 

 

 

Stalk

 

 

 

 

Bark

 

 

 

 

 

PORTION:  medium

 

COMMENT/CAUTION:  Wonderful wild edible! Use in salads and stews. Tastes great raw, but can also be cooked. CAUTION:  Contains saponins and oxalic acid.  To minimize oxalic acid, boil with lid off.
http://www.naturalmedicinalherbs.net/include/searchherb.php?herbsearch=Chenopodium+berlandieri+&x=0&y=0

NUTRITION:  http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/vegetables-and-vegetable-products/2468/2

MEDICINAL:  Anthelmintic;  Antiphlogistic;  Antirheumatic;  Contraceptive;  Laxative;  Odontalgic. (1)

LOOK-A-LIKES:  

 

POISONOUS LOOK-A-LIKES:  Silverleaf Nightshade (Solanum elaeagnifolium)

 

OTHER USES: Dye;  Soap. A green dye is obtained from the young shoots. The crushed fresh roots are a mild soap substitute(1).

 

SOURCE LINKS (includes medicinal info and other uses):

  1. https://www.pfaf.org/user/plant.aspx?LatinName=Chenopodium+album
  2. http://www.eattheweeds.com/chenopodium-album-getting-goosed-2 (author calls it pigweed, but that is a term usually used for amaranth)
  3. http://www.foragingtexas.com/2007/05/lambsquartergoosefoot.html (GOOD PHOTOS)
  4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chenopodium
  5. https://foodprint.org/real-food/lambs-quarters
  6. https://www.chelseagreen.com/2014/use-lambsquarter-from-root-to-seed (recipes)
  7. https://foragerchef.com/lambs-quarters-wild-spinach (recipes)
  8. https://www.motherearthnews.com/real-food/foraging-for-lambs-quarters-zbcz1405 (recipes)
  9. https://www.fourseasonforaging.com/blog/2017/6/25/lambs-quarters-dip (recipes)
  10. http://www.mofga.org/Publications/The-Maine-Organic-Farmer-Gardener/Summer-2011/Lambsquarters (recipes)
  11. http://livetheoldway.com/lambs-quarters-foraging-for-spring-greens (recipes)
  12. https://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/creamy-lambs-quarters-gratin-51238110 (recipes)
  13. https://www.ediblewildfood.com/lambs-quarters-soup.aspx (recipes)
  14. https://forageforhealth.wordpress.com/season/summer/lambs-quarters (recipes)
  15. https://www.ediblewildfood.com/roasted-lambs-quarters.aspx (recipes)
  16. https://laist.com/2012/02/14/seasonal_eats_1.php (recipes)