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Amaranthus blitum L.

Common Name(s):

Previously known as:

  • A. lividus
Description

Livid amaranth, in the family Amaranthaceae, is a summer annual pigweed, distinguished by a prostrate to ascending growth habit (most pigweeds grow upright) and a notch or cleft at the tip of the leaf blade.  Livid amaranth appears to be increasing in abundance in the Southeast.  Most infestations begin with plants growing on the borders of plant beds which spread to containers. Manage weeds with preemergence and postemergence herbicides to prevent spread. This plant is also known under the Latin name A. lividus.

Cultivars:
Tags:
#annual#summer annual#container plant#herbs#weed#border#bedding plant
Cultivars:
Tags:
#annual#summer annual#container plant#herbs#weed#border#bedding plant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Amaranthus
    Species:
    blitum L.
    Family:
    Amaranthaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Annual
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Annual
    Herb
    Weed
    Habit/Form:
    Ascending
    Prostrate
  • Leaves:
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Design Feature:
    Border