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Interesting Facts

The leaves of Chenopodium are called bathua, chandaliya or chandali and used in Northern Indian cooking. Its fruit can also be used as a grain-like food.

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Quinua   Brilliant Rainbow (Chenopodium quinoa)

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Many Chenopodium are considered weeds and have pungent odors, but some are grown for food or animal fodder.

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Plant Types: Annual, Herb
Light: Full Sun
Height: 2 feet to 4 feet
Width: 1 foot 6 inches to 2 feet
Bloom Color: Green
Bloom Seasons: Mid spring, Late summer, Early fall
Leaf Color: Green
Special Features: All or parts of this plant are poisonous, Attracts birds, Invasive, Not North American native
Shape: Oval
Fertilizer: Miracle-Gro® Shake 'n Feed® Continuous Release All Purpose Plant Food
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Plant Care

Plant seeds in late spring.  New seedlings cannot take high heat.

Plant Growth:

Chenopods need full sun.


The individual flowers are small, green and insignificant.

Soil and Irrigation:

Does best with regular water.