Warm-season annual with sturdy spines along its stems. Will grow tall (to 5') if allowed. We find it only very occasionally in our garden.
||spiny amaranth; thorny pigweed
This is a weed in our garden
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|Jerome||Sep 04, 2011||I have been looking for seeds source for this Spiny Amaranth (Spiny Pigweeds) for quite sometime now. I will appreciate if you could spare me some of the seeds of this wild plant from your backyard. I am willing to pay for them. Thank you for your attention and consideration.|
Unfortunately (for you), this is not a common weed in our garden; I don't recall having seen one this year.
|gypsy||Aug 03, 2013||Hate this plant! Just showed up in my garden last year and I let it grow because I didn't know what it was. I found out! Tiny painful thorns.
|kate ||Aug 21, 2013||I too am looking for seeds for A. spinosus because it is high in a nutrient which has been reported as exhibiting a control of blood glucose (via an extract and tested in rats). If anyone has a source for seeds, I would like to add this plant to my wild garden. |
|Ninfa ||Apr 18, 2014||I wanted to buy seeds for this plant. If you can sell some to me I would gladly appreciate it. I love this veggie very much because of its flavor and nutrients too.|
I only encountered this weed once in my garden, so I'm afraid I can't help you with seed.
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