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pigweed,

name for several weedy plants, particularly the common pigweed or lamb's-quarters of the family Chenopodiaceae (goosefootgoosefoot,
common name for the genus Chenopodium, as well as for the goosefoot family, Chenopodiaceae, a family of widely distributed shrubs and herbs that includes the beet, spinach, and mangel-wurzel.
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 family), the rough pigweed, or green amaranthamaranth
[Gr.,=unfading], common name for the Amaranthaceae (also commonly known as the pigweed family), a family of herbs, trees, and vines of warm regions, especially in the Americas and Africa.
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, of the related family Amaranthaceae (amaranthamaranth
[Gr.,=unfading], common name for the Amaranthaceae (also commonly known as the pigweed family), a family of herbs, trees, and vines of warm regions, especially in the Americas and Africa.
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 family), and the winged pigweed, a tumbleweedtumbleweed,
any of several plants, particularly abundant in prairie and steppe regions, that commonly break from their roots at maturity and, drying into a rounded tangle of light, stiff branches, roll before the wind, covering long distances and scattering seed as they go.
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. Pigweeds are classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Caryophyllales.
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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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I set out pretty baskets filled with tidy bundles of pigweed (Amaranthus), purslane (Portulaca oleracea) and lambs quarter.
Brunhilda was counting pinches of pigweed into her pimple potion when someone knocked loudly on the door.
No more toning my buns on the seat of my big red 11-horse Murray mower as it roars over hill and dale on the two acres of wild onion and pigweed we called our lawn.
I once had a student from Southeast Asia who uprooted pigweed (Amaranthus hybridus), a common volunteer in Los Angeles gardens, for the purpose of consuming its leafy parts and its grainy seeds.
Ragweed is the major culprit, but others of importance are sagebrush, redroot pigweed, lamb's quarters.
Treevix offers a unique chemistry that complements glyphosate for fast, complete burndown of more than 60 of the toughest broadleaf weeds including difficult species, such as common groundsel, hairy fleabane, cheeseweed and pigweed.
Extract effects on germination and seedling growth of Sorghum bicolor and safflower organs pigweed, Congress of Agriculture Sciences, Tehran University.
Spodoptera exigua oviposition and larval feeding preferences for pigweed, Amaranthus hybridus, over squaring cotton, Gossypium hirsutum, and a comparison of free amino acids in each host plant.
This MGI herbicide tolerance trait offers an important new tool for soybean growers faced with challenging weeds such as waterhemp, Palmer pigweed and lambsquarters.
A single pigweed plant can strew 50,000 seeds in the fall that will germinate in the spring.
31: Wingstem, burdock, ironweed, tall and showy coneflowers, pigweed, thin-leafed mountain mint, blue vervain, tick trefoil, downy false foxglove, monkey flower, three-seeded mercury and Joe Pye weed are blooming, sure signs of the arrival of Late Summer.
Weed Pharm has shown acceptable levels of control on numerous annual and perennial weeds and grasses, including but not limited to: Canada thistle, Moss, Ground ivy, Mustard, Ragweed, Pigweed, Crabgrass, Foxtail, Nutsedge and Witches grass," states Susan E.