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Redroot Pigweed

Amaranthaceae Amaranthus retroflexus

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Type Categories Useful Parts
Shrub
Shrub
Weed

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Redroot Pigweed

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Amaranthaceae Family
Love-lies-bleeding Amaranthus Tricolour Celosia - Plumed Globe Amaranthus Celosia Celosia Beet Celosia Flower Coxcomb, Prince of Wales' feathers Swiss Chard

Amaranthus Genus
Love-lies-bleeding Amaranthus Tricolour Redroot Pigweed Golden Amaranth

Location

North America


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Amaranthaceae
Caryophyllales
Caryophyllales
Core Eudicots
Core Eudicots
Main, Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Eudicots
Eudicots
Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Mesangiospermae
Mesangiospermae
Half Capsule Seed Division
Magnoliophyta
Magnoliophyta
Magnolia Division
Spermatophytes
Spermatophytes
Seed Plants
Euphyllophytina
Real Land Plants
Polysporangiates
Multiple Spore Sub-Kingdom
Stomatophytes
Stomatophytes
Air Pores Sub-Kingdom
Embryophytes
Embryophytes
Multicellular Land Plants
Streptobionta
Streptobionta
Multicellular Plants
Plantae
Plantae
Plants
Eukaryota
Eukaryota
Cells with a Nucleus
General Information

The Redroot Pigweed is a type of Amaranth, that creates thousands of little black seeds. These seeds are edible, but the hard seed casing isn't very easy to cook with, as there is more undigestible seed coat then there is food material.

Pigweed is very hardy plant that can grow in poor soil conditions. It is easy to pull out, but should be done before it goes to seed.
This pest causes problems by:
It is unwanted. It takes up too much space. It's toxic to livestock.
How to get rid of it:
Mulch, Pulling by hand...

Redroot Pigweed - Weed

Redroot Pigweed - Weed
Redroot Pigweed - Pests - MrFlores

Redroot Pigweed -Weeds

Redroot Pigweed -Weeds
Redroot Pigweed - Pests - MrFlores

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