Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


63

Forb
Annual
Monoecious

Native distribution uncertain, but apparently native to eastern US
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

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

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate
Petioles from 1/2 to equal length of blade

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Greenish (rarely purplish)
Unisexual
1-5 sepals (or sepals absent) subtended by 3 bracts
Petals absent

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 hybridus   FAMILY Amaranthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Amaranthus hybridus   FAMILY Amaranthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 066-03-002:
Amaranthus hybridus   FAMILY Amaranthaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Smooth Pigweed, Smooth Amaranth, Green Amaranth, Hybrid Amaranth