PlantsAmaranthus→Prostrate Pigweed (Amaranthus albus)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Plant Height: 18 to 24inches
Fruit: Edible to birds
Fruiting Time: Late summer or early fall
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: Green
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Underground structures: Taproot
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Pollinators: Self
Miscellaneous: Monoecious

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Is Pigweed an Amaranth? by keithp2012 Sep 19, 2015 2:54 PM 6

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