• Wind Cave National Park - Two Worlds

    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Seed Study - Amaranthus blitoides

Amaranthus blitoides (Amaranthus graecizans) - Prostrate Pigweed

Amaranthus blitoides (Amaranthus graecizans) - Prostrate Pigweed

NPS Photo

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.

 

Did You Know?

Natural Entrance of Wind Cave

Winds caused by changes in barometric pressure are what give Wind Cave its name. These winds have been measured at the cave's walk-in entrance at over 70 mph. The winds at the natural entrance of the cave attracted the attention of Native Americans and early settlers.