Common name: Pigweed

Latin name: Amaranthus sp.

Family: Amaranthaceae

Life Cycle: Summer Annual

Type: Broadleaf

Description: Annual plant growing from a deep taproot. Inflorescences consist of densely packed flowers in terminal or axillary spikes or panicles. Many species are found in Texas including Tumbleweed (A. albus), Prostrate Pigweed (A.blitoides), Redroot Pigweed (A. retroflexus), Palmer Amaranth (A. palmeri), and Water Hemp (A.rudis).

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