by Evelyn Long
(Grays Harbor County, Washington)
A fairly mature lambquarter plant in a small patch
Lambsquarters are a delicate and delicious spinach like green that grows in disturbed soil, such as ground that is tilled for a garden. It can be found all over US.
A grainy feeling flower head forms on the inner part of the stems of mature plants. Smaller plants can be harvested, cooked and served on the stem, or eaten raw.
Remove the leaves from tough stems, and remove the buds if they are formed, before preparing.
The nutritional value of lambsquarters exceeds that of spinach.