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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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Soil water thresholds for photo induction of redroot pigweed germination.
Redroot pigweed seeds are ovate to circular in outline and lens-shaped with a smooth surface weighing about 0.
I now know that that weed that sprouts in mid-summer as if it were sown heavily and that grows up through the beans and corn is redroot pigweed.
From afar, we heard him telling his senior about our intention, and the latter replied in a loud voice saying that everything is packed with redroot and we should be allowed to pick it, or else one can't get rid of it.
In that same research trial, a post-emergence application of Varisto herbicide preceded by a pre-emergence application of Outlook herbicide was 99 percent effective in controlling hairy nightshade and redroot pigweed, and 98 percent effective in controlling green foxtail and common lambs quarters.
Bhowmik and Doll (1983) investigated the allelopathic effects of redroot pigweed (Amaranthus retroflexus) and yellow foxtail (Setaria glauca) residues on corn (Zea mays) and soybean (Glycine max) at different temperatures and photosynthetic photon flux densities (PPFD).
Adding nitrogen from 40 to 240 ppm increased the biomass of many weed species like wild mustard, Sinapis arvensis, and redroot pigweed, Amaranthus retroflexus, more than wheat and canola.
They also showed that shape parameters such as eccentricity and compactness were effective in distinguishing the broadleaf weed species redroot pigweed (Amaranthus retroflexus L.
Contribution of crownvetch with and without tillage to redroot pigweed control in corn.
The studied traits included: grain yield, common lambsquarters density and dry weight, redroot pigweed density and dry weight.
Redroot, Rough Pigweed, Redroot Amaranth; Disturbed ground near Nature Center; Rare; (* #); C = 0; BSUH 12622, 12631.