Object: Lambs Quarters - Goosefoot - Common Spinach

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Common lambsquarters plant. Photo by Robert Videki of Doronicum Kft., via Bugwood.org.



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Chenopodium sp. - Lambsquarters , or Goosefoot, is common spinach.   This is currently considered a weed, and it grows everywhere in gardens, but in New Amsterdam it was considered a wonderful soft herb for cooking.

See a detailed article on the archeology of plant life in New Amsterdam by Joel Grossman, PhD. here.  Courtesy of the Holland Society of New York.