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Amaranthus tuberculatus (Moq.) Sauer
Roughfruit amaranth, Water hemp
Synonym(s): Acnida altissima, Acnida altissima var. prostrata, Acnida altissima var. subnuda, Acnida concatenata, Acnida subnuda, Acnida tamariscina, Acnida tamariscina var. prostrata, Acnida tuberculata, Amaranthus altissimus, Amaranthus ambigens, Amaranthus rudis, Amaranthus tamariscinus, Amaranthus tuberculatus var. prostratus, Amaranthus tuberculatus var. subnudus
USDA Symbol: AMTU
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
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.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
, WV Canada: PE
Growing ConditionsSoil Moisture: Moist
Larval Host: Common Checkered-skipper
Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA)
is a larval host and/or nectar source for:
National Wetland Indicator Status
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.
Record Last Modified: 2014-03-25
Research By: TWC Staff