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Flaigg, Norman G.
Amaranthus retroflexus L.
USDA Symbol: AMRE
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Although native to the lower 48, this warm season annual is considered a weed by most.
Redroot pigweed develops a deep, thick taproot often pink in color (hence the name).
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Green
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, YT USDA Native Status: L48(N), AK(I), HI(I), CAN(I),
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Sibley Nature Center
- Midland, TX
Herbarium Specimen(s)NPSOT 0992
Collected Oct 12, 1994 in Bexar County by Harry Cliffe
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Record Modified: 2008-01-05