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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.
Pigweed and burdock had taken over the abandoned portions.
Some of the most common weeds are dandelions, thistle, pigweed, lambsquarters, clover, milkweed, ragweed, purslane, velvetleaf, and various grasses--in particular, crabgrass and quackgrass.
Amaranth, a relative of the ubiquitous pigweed, is becoming a popular crop, perhaps because it contains three times as ranch fiber as wheat and five times the iron.
During periods of abundant rainfall, these areas become extremely muddy and during drier times sustain only weedy species such as spiny pigweed (Amaranthus spinosus L.
Farmers have always waged a bitter war against invasive plants like ragweed, thistle, quack grass, morning glory, pigweed and others.
The Colorado State team has found that spraying catechin on plants or adding it to soil is as effective as 2,4-D against pigweed, lambs quarters, and other common weeds.
Transpiration Transpiration Crop Ratio Weeds Ratio Alfalfa 858 Lambsquarter 658 Field pea 747 Russian thistle 314 Oats 635 Pigweed 300 Potato 575 Purslane 281 Cotton 562 Wheat 505 Corn 372 Millet 287 Sorghum 271
In four papers published over the past 6 years, her team showed that the drug can severely stunt the growth of barley, corn, the water fern Azolla filiculoides, and the three common garden weeds redroot pigweed, broad-leafed plantain, and sheep sorrel.
Fall's culprits include sagebrush, redroot pigweed, tumbleweed and English plantain.