pigweed, smooth

COMMON NAME: Pigweed, smooth
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Amaranthus hybridus
FAMILY: Amaranthaceae
LIFECYCLE: Annual
FEATURES: Multibranching upright annual dicot weed. Flowers terminal along stems, densely clustered.
Stem ribbed, green to purple depending on environmental conditions. Leaves simple, long
petiole, oblanceolate.
DESCRIPTION: Common weed of production agriculture throughout the southeast. Easily mistaken for
redroot morningglory.

Broad View Large developed plant

Broad View
Large developed plant

Broad View Developed plants along fence row

Broad View
Developed plants along fence row

Flower / Seed Head Flowering stem

Flower / Seed Head
Flowering stem

Additional Stem close-up

Additional
Stem close-up

Leaf Leaf close up

Leaf
Leaf close up