Chenopodium album L.

Fat Hen

Supported by

Erect annual herb to 3 (but rarely above 1.2) m high. Stems ribbed, often tinged with purple or red. Leaves alternate, ovate to rhombic becoming more linear up stem, 2��8 cm long, 0.5��5 cm wide, margins entire to variously toothed, at least lower leaves with leaf stalks. Seed round, flattened with a marginal notch, brownish green to black, 1��1.3 mm wide. ... source: Weeds Australia

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