lanceolate, ovate, rhombic
0.5 - 2.6
Germination is stimulated by light (Engelhardt 1962), however, high germination was obtained with and without light (Maguire and Overland 1959). When planted fresh at a depth of 1/4-1/3" the seed germinates with no problem (Moolani et al 1964). Amaranthus hybridus is very resistant to Round-up herbicide.
An acceptable forage by cattle.
A disturbance species found in agricultural fields. Hybridizes readily with other Amaranthus species including cultivated species. The young leaves are edible and may be used as salad or green. The seeds, which are high in protein, are made into flour or gruel. This plant belongs to the same genus as amaranth which was a major source of protein for the Aztecs.
A naturalized riverbank pioneer weed.