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FAT-HEN Chenopodium album (Chenopodiaceae) Height to 1m. Upright, branched annual of disturbed arable land and waste places. Often has a mealy appearance. FLOWERS are whitish green and borne in leafy spikes (Jun-Oct). FRUITS rounded and surrounded by 5 sepals, in a ring. LEAVES are green, and matt-looking due to a mealy coating; vary from oval to diamond-shaped. STATUS-Widespread and common.