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Fat Hen, Chenopodium album Family: Chenopodiaceae
Chenopodium album     *     Fat-hen

Flowering time: July-October. Annual

Habitat: Very common on rich, nitrogenous ground in gardens, arable and waste ground.

A very variable plant with whitish or whitish-pink clusters of flowers. The whole plant is +/- greyish mealy with angular stems and greyish-green leaves, diamond-lanceolate shaped, lobed, entire or blunt-toothed.

Similar: Common Orache, Atriplex patula. Triangular fruit bracteoles


Fat Hen, Chenopodium album
Fat-hen, Chenopodium album
Holton Lee, Dorset. October 2012

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