Entry Detail

Amaranthus retroflexus L.
redroot, pigweed


Entry Type:  
Species
Scientific Name:  
Amaranthus retroflexus L.
Common Name:  
redroot, pigweed
Myaamia Name:  
Description:  

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
Gonella, M.P 2003-2006 Use - Food 

Seeds are gathered, ground and made into flour.

Gonella, M.P 2003-2006 Description 

This species is naturalized (occuring as a wild plant, but not originally native) in the U.S., often in open and disturbed areas in both eastern and western Myaamia lands.

Botanical Sources  
No sources entered.
Related Sources  
Reference Source Reference Type Data Comments
Bush, L. L 1996  

The charred remains of Amaranthus sp. were found at a Myaamia village site in Fort Wayne, 1795-1812 (Ehler Site).