Weed of the Week

This week’s Weed of the Week is Amaranthus retroflexus also known as Amaranth or (Red root) Pigweed. This variety has thorns at the nodes of the plant so you have to be careful while pulling them up. When you do pull them from your yard one large red and white tap root will generally come up with it. Try to pull up all the root or it will make new sprouts, between the roots and the seed heads Pigweed is a very prolific and rigorous plant.

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NC State horticulture student.
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