Other names: Common lambsquarters, white goosefoot
Life cycle: Summer annual
Found in: Any place the soil has been disturbed.
General description: Gray-green to light green plant that grows to 3½ feet and can produce thousands of seeds.
Seedlings: Cotyledons are elliptic silvery green on the upper surface and maroon underneath. Hypocotyls are smooth and green or maroon-tinged.
True leaves: Alternate, light green, triangular, rounded and can grow up to 10" long.
Flowers and fruit: Flowers are small and green and bloom in clusters at the tips of branches and upper leaf bases. Fruit is a small bladder with a papery covering over the seeds.