Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3582

Forb
Annual
Monoecious

Non-native: Tropical America
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in fields, gardens, roadsides, barnyards, pastures, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Green to silvery-green
Unisexual
1-5 sepals (or sepals absent) subtended by 3 bracts
Petals absent
Flowers in terminal thyrses

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 spinosus   FAMILY Amaranthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Amaranthus spinosus   FAMILY Amaranthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 066-03-006:
Amaranthus spinosus   FAMILY Amaranthaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Spiny Amaranth