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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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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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Some effects of nitratc-trcatcd soil upon the sensitivity of buried redroot pigweed (A.
Schrad.), redroot pigweed (Amaranthus retroflexus L.), common lambsquarters (Chenopodium album L.), and hairy nightshade (Solanum sarrachoides L.
Amongst the rush of herbs are Ammannia coccinea (valley redstem), Chenopodium ambrosioides (Mexican tea), Cyperus erythrorhizos (redroot flatsedge), Eupatorium serotinum (lateflowering boneset), Gamochaeta purpurea (spoonleaf purple everlasting), Hypericum mutilum (dwarf St.
The chaparral includes protected areas and others that are grazed, and is dominated by chamiso (Adenostoma fasciculatum), manzanita (Arctostaphylos), redroot (Ceanothus) and chinquapin (Castanopsis).
Fall's culprits include sagebrush, redroot pigweed, tumbleweed and English plantain.
On the other hand, if redroot pigweed, chickweed, dandelion and wild mustard thrive, the soil's PH balance would suit most garden plants.
Now is the right time when redroot and purslane are sprouting.
Ragweed is the major culprit, but others of importance are sagebrush, redroot pigweed, lamb's quarters, Russian thistle (tumbleweed), and English plantain.
The Effects of Reduced Doses and Application Timing of Metribuzin on Redroot Pigweed (Amaranthusretroflexus L.) and Wild Mustard (Sinapisarvensis L.).
(#) AMARANTHUS RETROFLEXUS L.; Rough green amaranth, redroot; Edge of seasonal pool; Infrequent; C = 0; BSUH 17290.