Amaranthus retroflexus

Common Name: 
redroot pigweed, carelessweed
Scientific Name: 
Amaranthus retroflexus L.
Family Name: 
Amaranthaceae - Amaranth Family
Identification Notes
Life Cycle
introduced annual, reproducing from seed
upright, very hairy, branched
Stems of Redroot Pigweed
alternate, ovate, sometimes purple below
Leaves of Redroot Pigweed
small, green flower; terminal panicles, compact, stiff, bristly
Flowers of Redroot Pigweed
Flowers of Redroot Pigweed