Chenopodium album
Fat Hen (Chenopodum album) is a annual plant that grows widley throughout Britain. Besides Fat Hen it is also known as: Lamb's Quarters and Goosefoot


Tis plant grows to around 20-150 cm high. It has thinish, diamond shaped leaves which can vary throughout the plant, they are greyish-green in colour.

It's flowers are very small and are bunched into spikes, they are pale-green.


As Food:Edit

The whole plant can be eaten raw, but is best cooked like spinach and can be used as a green vegtable or in soups.

It should be eaten in moderation due to oxalic acid content.