|COMMON NAME:||Amaranth, spiny|
|SCIENTIFIC NAME:||Amaranthus spinosus|
|FEATURES:||Stiff sharp spines present at nodes. Leaves simple with a long-petiole, glabrous.
Terminal spike with numerous axillary flower clusters. Plant branching, green to red.
|DESCRIPTION:||Common weed in cattle production areas, especially in feed areas. Spines cause
avoidance by grazing animals. Axillary spines easily distinguish spiny amaranth from other amaranths.