| Chenopodiaceae (Goosefoot)
The goosefoot family, Chenopodiaceae , consists of the genera
Atriplex , Sarcobatus (Greasewood), Salicornia (e.g.
glassworts) and the true goosefoot, Chenopodium. Chenopodium are
weedy, rank-smelling plants which are found in a large variety of environments.
Species of the Chenopodium genus include C. bonus-henricus (Good-King-Henry
or mercury), C. botrys (Feather geranium, or Jerusalem oak), and Pigweed,
or lamb's quarters. Lamb's quarters is one of the most common weedy species,
being widely distributed throughout Asia, Europe and North America. The
chenopodes are known to
It should be noted that pigweed also refers to the
family of weeds. [ ]
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