Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3852

Forb
Annual

Native to Georgia (perhaps) and southward into South America (introduced in NC)
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Rare

Look for it in tidal marshes, ditches, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate
Petioles 1/3-2/3 length of blade

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Unisexual
5 sepals in staminate flowers, absent in pistillate flowers
Petals absent
5 stamens in staminate flowers
Inflorescences mostly terminal, usually interrupted, linear spikes to panicles

FRUIT:
Utricle

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Amaranthus australis   FAMILY Amaranthaceae

GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Acnida cuspidata

GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Acnida alabamensis

 

COMMON NAME:
Southern Water-hemp, Careless