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Amaranthus palmeri (Carelessweed)
Cressler, Alan

Amaranthus palmeri

Amaranthus palmeri S. Watson

Carelessweed

Amaranthaceae (Amaranth Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: AMPA

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (I)

The Amaranthaceae are a family of annual or perennial herbs with small, crowded flowers. There are usually 5 sepals and no petals. Filaments of the stamens are often united into a short tube.

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Elliptic , Lanceolate , Obovate
Leaf Pubescence: Glabrous
Leaf Margin: Entire
Leaf Apex: Acute
Leaf Base: Cuneate
Inflorescence: Panicle , Spike , Terminal
Fruit Type: Pyxis
Fruit:
Size Class: 3-6 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct

Distribution

USA: AR , AZ , CA , CO , FL , GA , IL , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , MO , MS , NC , NE , NJ , NM , NV , NY , OH , OK , PA , SC , TN , TX , UT , VA , WI , WV

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FACU FACU FACU FACU FACU FACU FACU
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Sibley Nature Center - Midland, TX
Natural Biodiversity - Johnstown, PA

Herbarium Specimen(s)

NPSOT 0891 Collected May 20, 1994 in Bexar County by Harry Cliffe

1 specimen(s) available in the Digital Herbarium

Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2014-10-17
Research By: TWC Staff

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