- Habitat: cultivated fields, gardens, pastures, waste places, roadsides and other disturbed areas.
- Native/Non-native: Native to the tropical Americas, but is widespread as an introduced species on most continents in a great number of habitats.
- Pigweed has been used as an important plant for food and medicinal for Native Americans, Mexicans, and Indians.
- Due to its prolific growth and hardiness, some people regard this plant as a pesky weed.
Redroot Pigweed (Amaranthus retroflexus)
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