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20 - 150 cm tall, annual plant. Stems are round with green or red ribs. Its leaves are varied in shape, rhomboid, ovate or lanceolate, ending up in a peak. Leaves are whitish and have a floury texture because of its hairs. Inflorescence is a green, dense spike. The fruit is a capsule with one seed in it.
Confusion with other plants
Many other species from the Chenopodium L. and the Atriplex L. genus are similar to the Lamb's quarters. They are also edible.