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Chenopodium album

Common Name(s): Lamb`s quarters
Family: Chenopodiaceae
Growth Habit: Annual
Invasiveness: Weed
Growing Days: 120 to 270 (days)
Abs.Max=88° (F)    Opt.Max=64° (F)
Opt.Min=54° (F)    Abs.Min=37° (F)
Precipitation: 31 to 47 (in.)
Winter Minimum:
Soil pH: 6 to 7
Soil Texture/Type: Sand, loam, or clay
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response: Long day
Light Intensity: Bright to clear
Grows in very acid or alkaline soils. Requires moist soil. Not frost tender.
Rust, Rhizoctonia, Cercospora, Helminthosporium/Bipolaris, Anthrachose
Food - pseudo cereal, Weed - possible seed contam., Poison - mammals
Subtropical-dry summe, temperate-wet all seasons, steppe and semi-arid, temperate-dry winters, temperate-continental
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