OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

Your search found 12 taxa in the family Amaranthaceae, Pigweed family, as understood by Weakley's Flora.

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camera icon Common Name: Alligator-weed

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Alternanthera philoxeroides   FAMILY: Amaranthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Alternanthera philoxeroides   FAMILY: Amaranthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Alternanthera philoxeroides 066-01-002   FAMILY: Amaranthaceae

 

Habitat: Floating in mats on the surface of the waters of blackwater rivers, sloughs, ditches, ponds, and in very moist soil of ditches and shores

Non-native: Tropical America

 


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camera icon Common Name: Sessile Joyweed

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Alternanthera sessilis   FAMILY: Amaranthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Alternanthera sessilis   FAMILY: Amaranthaceae

 

Habitat: Disturbed wet muck

Non-native: Tropics

 


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camera icon Common Name: Japanese Chaff-flower

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Achyranthes japonica var. hachijoensis   FAMILY: Amaranthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Achyranthes japonica var. hachijoensis   FAMILY: Amaranthaceae

 

Habitat: Bottomland forests, disturbed areas

Non-native: east Asia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Smooth Pigweed, Smooth Amaranth, Green Amaranth, Slim Amaranth

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Amaranthus hybridus ssp. hybridus   FAMILY: Amaranthaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Amaranthus hybridus   FAMILY: Amaranthaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Amaranthus hybridus 066-03-002   FAMILY: Amaranthaceae

 

Habitat: Disturbed areas

Common

Native distribution uncertain, but apparently native to eastern US

 


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Common Name: Careless-weed, Palmer's Amaranth

Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Amaranthus palmeri   FAMILY: Amaranthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Amaranthus palmeri   FAMILY: Amaranthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Amaranthus palmeri 066-03-004   FAMILY: Amaranthaceae

 

Habitat: Arroyos, riverbanks, and disturbed areas; eastwards adventive in fields and disturbed areas

Native south and west of the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Spiny Amaranth

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Amaranthus spinosus   FAMILY: Amaranthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Amaranthus spinosus   FAMILY: Amaranthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Amaranthus spinosus 066-03-006   FAMILY: Amaranthaceae

 

Habitat: Fields, gardens, roadsides, barnyards, pastures

Common

Non-native: tropical America

 


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speaker icon Common Name: Seabeach Amaranth, Dwarf Amaranth

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Amaranthus pumilus   FAMILY: Amaranthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Amaranthus pumilus   FAMILY: Amaranthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Amaranthus pumilus 066-03-009   FAMILY: Amaranthaceae

 

Habitat: Sea beaches, fore-dunes, island end flats, rarely on sound-side beaches

Rare

Native to the Carolinas

 


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camera icon Common Name: Southern Water-hemp, Southern Amaranth, Careless

Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Amaranthus australis   FAMILY: Amaranthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Amaranthus australis   FAMILY: Amaranthaceae

 

Habitat: Tidal marshes, freshwater wetlands (swamps, strands, sloughs, marshes), ditches, disturbed areas

Native to Georgia (perhaps) and southward into South America (introduced in NC)

 


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camera icon Common Name: Tropical Amaranth, Smartweed Amaranth

Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Amaranthus polygonoides   FAMILY: Amaranthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Amaranthus polygonoides   FAMILY: Amaranthaceae

 

Habitat: Disturbed areas

Non-native: tropical America

 


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camera icon Common Name: Florida Cottonseed, Common Cottonweed

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Froelichia floridana var. floridana   FAMILY: Amaranthaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Froelichia floridana var. floridana   FAMILY: Amaranthaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Froelichia floridana 066-05-001   FAMILY: Amaranthaceae

 

Habitat: Longleaf pine sandhills, sandy fields, sandy roadsides

Common (uncommon in NC, rare in GA Piedmont)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Slender Cottonweed

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Froelichia gracilis   FAMILY: Amaranthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Froelichia gracilis   FAMILY: Amaranthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Froelichia gracilis 066-05-002   FAMILY: Amaranthaceae

 

Habitat: Dry soils; eastwards adventive in vacant lots, sandy fields, railroad banks

Native: Midwest US

 


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Common Name: Plains Cottonseed

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Froelichia floridana var. campestris   FAMILY: Amaranthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Froelichia floridana var. campestris   FAMILY: Amaranthaceae

 

Habitat: Sandy fields, other disturbed areas

Rare

Native: central & western US

 


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