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Alternanthera flavescens

Alternanthera flavescens Kunth

Yellow joyweed

Amaranthaceae (Amaranth Family)

Synonym(s): Achyranthes ramosissima, Alternanthera floridana, Alternanthera ramosissima

USDA Symbol: ALFL

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), PR (N), VI (N)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Subshrub
Leaf Shape: Elliptic , Lanceolate , Ovate
Inflorescence: Axillary , Terminal
Fruit:
Size Class: 3-6 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Yellow
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec

Distribution

USA: FL
Native Habitat: Coastal hammocks, thickets, sand bars.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Alternanthera flavescens in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Alternanthera flavescens in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Alternanthera flavescens

Metadata

Record Last Modified: 2010-09-02
Research By: DEW

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