WINGED PIGWEED, Cyclolorna
atriplicifolium (Spreng.) Coult. 1, upper portion of stem
with flowers; 2, seed. Annual, bushy, much-branched plant.
Stems 1/2 to 2 feet (15 to 60 cm) tall, smooth, without hairs after
seedling stage, often turning red during the fall. Leaves alternate,
1/2 to 2 inches (1.3 to 5 cm) long, with scalloped edges, falling early.
Flowers numerous, sessile, greenish, borne singly on the nearly
leafless upper branches. Seeds flat, round, about 1/8 to 3/16 inch
(3 to 4.5 mm) in diameter, with a prominent circular wing, often red or
purple in the fall. Found in cultivated fields and in row crops.
Often prevalent in sandy soils.