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red·root

 (rĕd′ro͞ot′, -ro͝ot′)
n.
1. An eastern North American bog plant (Lachnanthes caroliana) having red roots and woolly yellow flowers.
2. A coarse cosmopolitan weed (Amaranthus retroflexus) having hairy leaves and stout terminal panicles with dense lateral spikes of green flowers.

redroot

(ˈrɛdˌruːt)
n
1. (Plants) a bog plant, Lachnanthes tinctoria, of E North America, having woolly yellow flowers and roots that yield a red dye: family Haemodoraceae
2. (Plants) another name for pigweed1

red•root

(ˈrɛdˌrut, -ˌrʊt)

n.
an E North American swamp plant, Lachnanthes tintoria, of the bloodwort family, having sword-shaped leaves, woolly yellowish flowers, and a red root.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.redroot - perennial woodland native of North America having a red root and red sap and bearing a solitary lobed leaf and white flower in early spring and having acrid emetic propertiesredroot - perennial woodland native of North America having a red root and red sap and bearing a solitary lobed leaf and white flower in early spring and having acrid emetic properties; rootstock used as a stimulant and expectorant
genus Sanguinaria, Sanguinaria - one species: bloodroot
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
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Interference of redroot pigweed (Amaranthus retroflexus) with snap beans.
Resistance has been increasing across Canada in pigweed species, including waterhemp and redroot pigweed.
Redroot, Rough Green Amaranth; Old-field along RR track; Infrequent; C = 0; BSUH 18782.
A familiar one -- perhaps too familiar -- is redroot pigweed (Amaranthus retroflexus).
Allelopathic effects of rye, brown mustard and hairy vetch on redroot pigweed, common lamb squarter and knotweed.
REDROOT PIGWEED) (Amaranthus retroflexus): Annual--Till beds to encourage seeds to germinate, and then hoe seedlings under and mulch deeply.
Effect of corn-induced shading on dry matter accumulation, distribution, and architecture of redroot pigweed (Amaranthus retroflexus).
The 1-ton and 2-ton rates worked best in peppermint, reducing barnyard grass, green foxtail, common lambsquarters, henbit, and redroot pigweed populations by 90 percent several weeks after application.
Of the three, the one-ton and two-ton rates worked best in peppermint, reducing barnyard grass, green foxtail, common lambsquarters, henbit and redroot pigweed populations by 90 percent several weeks after application.
Number of Weed species seeds/plant Velvetleaf 1500 Yellow nutsedge 2400 Giant foxtail 2500 Pennsylvania smartweed 3000 Barnyardgrass 7000 Common ragweed 15,000 Jimsonweed 23,400 Shepherd's purse 38,500 Curly dock 40,000 Common purslane 52,000 Common lambsquarters 72,000 Stinkgrass 82,000 Redroot pigweed 117,000 Black nightshade 178,000 Russian thistle 200,000 Witchweed 500,000 Table 14-4 Effect of increasing weed densities on crop yields.