Quail-Friendly Plants of the Midwest
The main value of lambsquarters for quail is the brood cover provided by its upright growth and dense canopy.
Scott Sudkamp, Missouri Department of Conservation
This species is commonly found in crop fields and other areas where the soil has been disturbed. It is rather nondescript. Leaves are triangular or kite-shaped, and their surfaces often have a powdery white appearance. Lambsquarters typically grows 2-6 feet tall.
May to October
Use by bobwhites
Lambsquarters' main value to quail is brood cover. It often occurs in dense stands on disturbed sites and has an open understory. Seeds are occasionally eaten as well, especially after snow has buried many other foods.
MP903, new May 2008