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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Achyranthes japonica var. hachijoensis   FAMILY Amaranthaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


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

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Japanese Chaff-flower


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image of Achyranthes japonica var. hachijoensis, Japanese Chaff-flower

Chris Evans, Illinois Wildlife Action Plan, Bugwood.org    bug_5427355

Month Unknown        

Leaf blades ovate-elliptic, per Flora of North America.

image of Achyranthes japonica var. hachijoensis, Japanese Chaff-flower

Chris Evans, Illinois Wildlife Action Plan, Bugwood.org    bug_5427361

Month Unknown        

Inflorescences 2-4cm in flower, elongating to 21cm in fruit, per Flora of North America.

image of Achyranthes japonica var. hachijoensis, Japanese Chaff-flower

Chris Evans, Illinois Wildlife Action Plan, Bugwood.org    bug_5476679

Month Unknown        

image of Achyranthes japonica var. hachijoensis, Japanese Chaff-flower

Chris Evans, Illinois Wildlife Action Plan, Bugwood.org    bug_5476686

Month Unknown        

image of Achyranthes japonica var. hachijoensis, Japanese Chaff-flower

Chris Evans, Illinois Wildlife Action Plan, Bugwood.org    bug_5476687

Month Unknown        

Bracteoles spinose, per Flora of North America.

 

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

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

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

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

2938

Forb
Perennial

Non-native: east Asia

Habitat: 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:

 

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer
Bisexual
5 sepals
Petals absent

FRUIT:
Summer
Utricle

 

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