Ontario Weeds: Smooth pigweed
Excerpt from Publication 505, Ontario Weeds,
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Name: Smooth pigweed, Amaranthus
Other Names: amarante hybride, Green amaranth, Prince's-feather, Wild beet, amarante verte, A. hypochondriacus L.
Family: Amaranth Family (Amaranthaceae)
General Description: Similar in general appearance to both Redroot pigweed and Green pigweed.
Habitat: Smooth pigweed occurs in gardens, fields and waste places in southern Ontario, especially in the southwestern counties.
Similar Species: Hybridization is known to occur among Redroot pigweed, Green pigweed and Smooth pigweed. Plants which seem to be intermediate or have a mixture of characteristics from any of these species could be hybrids between them.
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