Amaranthaceae (Amaranth Family)
USDA Symbol: AMPA
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
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Specimen & Label Data
Careless Weed, Palmer Amaranth
Location: 3 m S of N end of Holbrook Rd, on E edge of road, San Antonio.
Habitat: Afternoon sun. Extra moisture from road run-off. Several dense colonies.
Description: Erect annual to 1 m tall from thick taproot. Stem glaucous, striate, branched above & below. Leaves: alternate; petioles slender, to 4 cm long; rhombic-ovate, to 5+ cm long. Flowers (these pistillate) in slender rect to drooping dense spikes to 20+ cm long & thryses. Bracts 2x length of perianth.
Collector: Harry Cliffe
Collection Date: May 20, 1994
Specimen number: 605
Herbarium Owner: NPSOT
Herbarium ID: 0891
Accession Date: Aug 23, 1994
Accession Number: 66
Annotations: DPFRB (In flower & fruit)