English name: Lamb’s quarters, Melde, Goosefoot

Scientific name: Chenopodium album L.

Taxonomic Position According to Cronquist (1988)

Kingdom Plantae
Division Magnoliophyta
Class Magnoliopsida
Subclass Caryophyllidae
Order Caryophyllales
Family Chenopodiaceae
Genus Chenopodium
Species C. album

Economic Importance

It is a weed which causes reduction of yield in different crop plants.

However, it has some importance in using as leafy vegetable and some time used as medicinal virtue.

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