pigweed, name for several weedy plants, particularly the common pigweed or lamb's-quarters of the family Chenopodiaceae ( goosefoot family), the rough pigweed, or green amaranth , of the related family Amaranthaceae ( amaranth family), and the winged pigweed, a tumbleweed . Pigweeds are classified in the division
Magnoliophyta , class Magnoliopsida, order Caryophyllales.
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