Amaranthus blitoides (A. graecizans)

Prostrate Pigweed
Amaranthus blitoides (A. graecizans)

Family: Amaranth (Amaranthaceae)
AKA: Spreading Pigweed, Mat Amaranth
Photo taken on: August 10, 2009
Location: White Rock, NM
Life Zones: Plains to montane
Habitat: Waste ground, roadsides

A sprawling plant with reddish stems to 30" long. The tiny greenish flowers are clustered in the leaf axils. Leaves are oval and glossy with crinkled edges.

Flora of North America reference.

Green & Brown Flowers