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IPM1023, New January 2005

Missouri Weed Seeds

Amaranthaceae (Amaranth family)

Broadleaf plant family

In Missouri the amaranths (pigweeds) make up the vast majority of plant genera that occur within this family.

Amaranth, Palmer Amaranth, Palmer
Amaranthus palmerii
 

Pigweed, redroot Pigweed, redroot
Amaranthus retroflexus
 

Pigweed, smooth Pigweed, smooth
Amaranthus hybridus
 

 

Pigweed, tumble Pigweed, tumble
Amaranthus albus
 

Waterhemp Waterhemp, common
Amaranthus rudis
 

For an idea of relative seed size, each photo contains a millimeter ruler. The distance between increments is 1 mm.

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