Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3853

Forb
Annual

Non-native: tropical America
Documented growing wild in - - SC

Rare

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

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate
Petioles roughly equal length of blade

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Unisexual
4-5 sepals in staminate flowers, 5 in pistillate flowers
Petals absent
Inflorescences axillary, congested clusters

FRUIT:
Utricle

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Amaranthus polygonoides   FAMILY Amaranthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Amaranthus polygonoides

 

COMMON NAME:
Tropical Amaranth, Smartweed Amaranth