Common amaranth

Amaranthus retroflexus

Importance

Late spring-germinator associated with spring sown crops particularly sugar beet and potatoes.

Common amaranth - young1. Cotyledons are oblong, 10-12 mm and usually red-splotched underneath.
Common amaranth 22. Bluish-green alternating long-stalked leaves with pointed end, the underside is often reddish.

 

Common amaranth 33. Stem can grow up to 1 m in height.
Common amaranth - mature4. Dense green clustered prickly inflorescence.