Seedlings of fat-hen (Ch.album) compared with common orache (A.patula) concerning petiole.
Seedlings of fat-hen and common orache.
Group of seedlings.
Hvidmeldet Gåsefod, Valge hanemalts, Jauhosavikka, Melganzevoet, Helunjoli, Balta balanda, Baltoji balanda, Meldestokk, Komosa biała, lebioda, Марь белая, Weißer Gänsefuß, Svinmålla
Cotyledons 6 – 12 mm long and 2 – 5 mm broad, petioled, lanceolate – linear, mealy, undersides often maroon. True leaves 3 – 6 cm rhombic- ovate to broadly lanceolate, petiole up to 5 cm, more or less dull deep green and saw-toothed. Small hairs form a mealy covering especialy on younger leaves. Stems 10 – 90 cm, erect, furrowed, much branched, often reddish or red-shaped. Flowers in clusters, greenish. Reproduces only by seeds. Sites arable land, gardens, ruderal and prefer soils rich in nitrogen. Troublesome weed. Summer annual.