Chenopodium fremontii (Goosefoot, Lamb's Quarters)

Order Caryophyllales, Family Amaranthaceae, Genus Chenopodium

This ubiquitous plant prefers disturbed ground in western North America. It isn't fussy, and is the wild green we ate as chidren. Steamed, with butter and lemon, it is delicious, but don't eat it if it is growing in your manure pile.