Amaranthus viridis

Green amaranth

Other common names:

Slender amaranth, Green pigweed.



  • Annual erect or sprawling herb
  • Can grow up to 1m tall
  • Branched green or reddish spike in dense clusters
  • Leaves alternate and ovate with pointed tips
  • Weed of disturbed areas
  • Spreads by seed


Susceptible Turf:

Predominantly warm-season turfgrass species.


Control options:

  • Pesticides: See available tabs below for registered products. Use as per label instructions.
  • Integrated Pest Management (IPM): Use a combination of approaches listed on this page.
  • Cultural: Nil.
  • Mechanical: Physical removal.



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