Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2315

Forb
Annual
Monoecious

Native to the Carolinas
Documented growing wild in - NC SC

Rare

Look for it on sea beaches, fore-dunes, island end flats, rarely on sound-side beaches, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Unisexual
1-5 sepals (or sepals absent) subtended by 3 bracts
Petals absent

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Utricle

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Caryophyllales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Amaranthus pumilus   FAMILY Amaranthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Amaranthus pumilus   FAMILY Amaranthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 066-03-009:
Amaranthus pumilus   FAMILY Amaranthaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Seabeach Amaranth, Dwarf Amaranth