Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Caryophyllales
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Careless-weed, Palmer's Amaranth
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Native south and west of the Carolinas & Georgia
Habitat: Arroyos, riverbanks, and disturbed areas; eastwards adventive in fields and disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora
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IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Stems not armed
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