seeds not pitted
Irregularly toothed, alternate leaves. Striped stem and fruits present in spikes. There were 2 individuals present at this location, which were fruiting at the time of observation. This plant is native to Illinois.
Lambsquarters. Family: chenopodiaceae. Annual forb, striped stems covered with pubescence. Leaves alternate, lanceolate, irregular margins. Flowers panicled in spikes. 2 plants at this location, fruiting.
--found off a trail near the Stones River
--alternate host to transmit viruses
--sometimes eaten as a source of protein
--light green, narrow leaves
Sharp like leaves and very separated. None are the same size or edges. Looks like broken up leaves. Long stems and medium veins. Veins go on a diagonal.
Weed, white on other side, coated with silty/dusty feeling, cooks, square stem