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Alternanthera caracasana

Alternanthera caracasana Kunth

Washerwoman

Amaranthaceae (Amaranth Family)

USDA Symbol: ALCA5
USDA Native Status: L48 (I), HI (I), PR (N), VI (N)
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Specimen & Label Data

Alternanthera caracasana

Mat Chaff

Amaranthaceae

Location: W side of Walking Path, just S of Wolfeton Way--Oakwell Farms, San Antonio.
Latitude: 0.000000

Habitat: Full sun. Slope of grassy lawn area. Nominal moisture. Large colony.

Description: Prostrate perennial from elongate, tuberous root; much branched at base, to 3+ dm long, rebranching frequently. Leaves clustered, spatulate to oblanceolate, to 2 cm long, obtuse or abruptly pointd. Flowers axillary, whitish.

County: Bexar
Collector: Harry Cliffe
Collection Date: Oct 12, 1994
Specimen number: 708

Herbarium Owner: NPSOT
Herbarium ID: 0973
Accession Date: Nov 22, 1994
Accession Number: 76

Annotations: SCFRB (In flower & fruit). [A. peploides]

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