Swaziland's Alien Plants Database

Amaranthus spinosus L.
AMARANTHACEAE
spiny amaranth, spiny pigweed, spring pigweed, needle burr
Disturbed areas, Minor problem species
Origin: Tropical America
Growth Form: Herb
Plant Description: Erect, much branched, glabrous, herbaceous summer annual up to 0.9 m tall. Pair of straight spines up to 10 mm long at the base of the petioles.
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NRCS Plants Database

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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada.

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