Fathen

Fathen (or fat hen) is a common weed in gardens, roadsides, agriculture and waste areas. Fathen is toxic to both sheep and pigs due to its high levels of oxalic acid.

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Fathen will grow up to 2 metres tall but is often found as a small seedling in garden flowerbeds. The leaves are pale green grey.


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In garden beds

In paths and driveways

  • For long term control on paths and driveways use Weed Weapon Long Term. This will kill a wide range of weeds and prevent regrowth for up to 12 months.
  • For best results apply spray in Spring and Autumn when weeds are growing.

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  • Similar, related weeds include Mexican tea and Clammy goosefoot.
  • Latin names: Fathen - Chenopodium album, Mexican tea - Chenopodium ambrosiodes, Clammy goosefoot - Chenopodium pumilio.

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