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Importance

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

Common amaranth - young
1. Cotyledons are oblong, 10-12 mm and usually red-splotched underneath.
Common amaranth 2
2. Bluish-green alternating long-stalked leaves with pointed end, the underside is often reddish.
Common amaranth 3
3. Stem can grow up to 1 m in height.
Common amaranth - mature
4. Dense green clustered prickly inflorescence.

Identify Broad-Leaved Weeds

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