Selected Plants of Navajo Rangelands
Tł’oh dei hałgaí
(a.k.a. lamb's quarters, Chenopodium missouriense, Aellen)
Lambsquarters are an erect herb with dentate leaves. The glomerules are densely packed and 2/16 to 4/16 inch in diameter. There are five sepals which are farinose (dusty in appearance), keeled, and enclose the seed. The pericarp (seed covering) is densely adherent such that the seed tears before the pericarp will separate. This variety of Chenopodium albums the native one, and is distinguished by stiff panicles, dense glomerules without interrupted areas, and purplish nodes. Chenopodium album var. missouriense is found at roadsides.
*Description based on description from Western New Mexico University's Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness.
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