|QUICK FACTS SHEET FOR FAT HEN|
|Common Name||Fat Hen|
Lamb's Quarters, Melde, White Goosefoot, Manure Weed, Pigweed
|Scientific Name||Chenopodium album|
|Weed Type||Fast growing annual plant|
|Occurence||Gardens or Cultivated land
Seedlings or nutrients from other plants
|Timings||Spring to late Summer|
What is Fat Hen?
Fat Hen is a native plant that grows in the summer and it is often found on waste and cultivated land, it can be found in many parts of the UK. It can be found in sandy and clay areas and not associated with Calcareous soils or gravel it can grow best when it is on fertile soil it is also known to be a weed that is hard to contain.
Identification & Occurrence
Fat Hen can be variable in looks but is medium to tall mealyplant, the leaves can be variable also they can be lanceolate shaped to diamond shaped and they can be tiny flowers in green.
Fat hen is a weed that can grow very quickly around open ground and competes with other weeds for nutrients.
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