amaranthus retroflexus


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amaranth

Many varieties found all over the world. Super nutritious and healthy. Whole plant is edible. Can be eaten raw or steamed. Better tasting than spinach. Has greenish, sometimes purplish colored flowers, red stem. Seeds are a world famous grain and food supply used by the Aztecs. Can be made into flour, or put into smoothies etc. Amaranth seed is high in protein, especially lysine and methionine, two essential amino acids that are not often found in grain. Very hardy plant, difficult to kill. An awesome food source. Used for stomach flu, diarrhea, gastroenteritis, excessive menstruation. Seeds better if soaked overnight. Roots can be roasted or boiled as potato alternative. Do not consume if pregnant or lactating. Toxic lookalike- hairy nightshade, whose leaves look the same but stem is hairy and has white nightshade flower.
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Probably, in low densities, the pigweed could be a more successful competitor than Pershing, but in high densities of the pigweed, Pershing could acted better than Amaranthus retroflexus for light absorption.
Desmedipham controled Amaranthus retroflexus weeds completely but did not leave good effects on the other kind of weeds.
One month after spraying, Amaranthus retroflexus and Chenopodium album regenerated which caused to reduction in sugar beet crops.
1-2: Density, variyans and number of weeds in corn fields in Dashte looin region Alhaji sp, 7% Amaranthus blitoides 4% Amaranthus retroflexus 5% Chenopodium album 3% Hibiscus trionum 7% Setaria sp 54% Solanum nigrum 2% Sorghum Halepens 15% Datura stramonium 3% Helioliotropium sp 3% Xanthium 3% Tribulus terrestris 3% Visia vilosa 3% Brassica napus 3% Echinops robustus 3% Salsola crassa 3% Note: Table made from pie chart.