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Seed Study - Amaranthus blitoides

Amaranthus blitoides (Amaranthus graecizans) - Prostrate Pigweed

Amaranthus blitoides (Amaranthus graecizans) - Prostrate Pigweed

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Species: Amaranthus blitoides (Amaranthus graecizans)
Common name:
prostrate pigweed

Seedling Identification: Bright green spatulate leaves are hairless but glandular and thickened. Leaves are very crowded on a short stem.

 

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