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maranth hybridus

Amaranthus hybridus L.

Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada. Vol. 2: 2.

Prostrate Pigweed

Prostrate Pigweed

Robert H. Mohlenbrock 


Navajo Name: Naazkaadii, "spread out"

Family Taxon Genus
Amaranthaceae Amaranthus  Amaranthus L.

Classification: 45 species in Amaranthus


Primary Use: Food

Ceremonies: Bead Chant, Coyote Chant

Ritual Use: 


Food: Seeds ground Standley 1912: 458)

Other Uses: sheep food