Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2938

Forb
Perennial

Non-native: east Asia
Documented growing wild in GA - -

Rare in GA, now acting as a serious invasive species

Look for it in bottomland forests, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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INVASIVE

This plant is causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Alabama Invasive Plant Council, 2012
Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2006
Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013
Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2009

 

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer
Bisexual
5 sepals
Petals absent

FRUIT:
Summer
Utricle

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Achyranthes japonica var. hachijoensis   FAMILY Amaranthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Achyranthes japonica var. hachijoensis   FAMILY Amaranthaceae

LESS THAN Manual of Vascular Plants of NE US & Adjacent Canada (Gleason & Cronquist,1991)
Achyranthes japonica

 

COMMON NAME:
Japanese Chaff-flower