Most of these spinach relations are weeds, but some are eaten. Individual flowers are greenish, insignificant.
Plant in late spring and harvest in fall. Needs short days and mild weather to bloom and set seed; takes light frost. After harvest, seeds are rinsed to remove surface bitterness, then cooked like rice. (The saponins in unwashed quinoa trigger anallergic reaction in some people.) Excellent production inhigh Rocky Mountain valleys.Strains that yield at low elevation are also available.Chenopodium ambrosioides
Strongly scentedleaves to 5 in. long, deeplytoothed. Sometimes grown orcollected roadside as seasoning for Mexican dishes.
Pronounced KEEN-wa, quinoa grows to 5 ft. tall and produces dense flower and seed clusters. A traditional high-protein Andean grain; resembles sesame seed.
The hybrid grows 2 1/2 ft. tall, at least 10 ft. wide, with spreading stems that turn upward near ends...
Related to locust (Robinia) andyellow wood (Cladrastis kentukea),these are small tom...
Native to alkaliwastes in California valleys anddeserts and east to Nevada,Utah, Arizona, and New Mexi...