Scientific Name - Amaranthus blitum L.
[Amaranthus lividus L.]
Family - Amaranthaceae
Annual with prostrate, ascending or erect, smooth stems. Leaves with long petioles. Leaf blades usually oval, sometimes slightly broader above the middle. Leaf tips, at least some, with a notch. Flowers green, in dense clusters in leaf axils or at tips of stems. Male and female flowers separate but mixed in clusters. Reproduces by seed. Found in lawns, pastures, gardens and row crops. Occurs from Massachusetts south into Florida. Also found in Ontario, Quebec, the West Indies, South America, Europe, Africa, Middle East to Asia, and Hawaii.