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Achyranthes splendens

Achyranthes splendens Mart. ex Moq.

Maui Chaff Flower, Maui Chaff-flower, Round Chaff Flower, Round-leaved Chaff Flower

Amaranthaceae (Amaranth family)


USDA Symbol: ACSP3

USDA Native Status: HI (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Size Notes: Up to about 6 feet tall.
Fruit: Fruit is also known as a pyxidium or a utricle.

Bloom Information

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


Native Habitat: Low elevation open, dry forests, open talus or rocky slopes and coralline plains.


Bibref 1798 - Manual of the Flowering Plants of Hawaii, Revised Edition (1999) Wagner, W.L.; Herbst, D.R.; Sohmer, S.H.

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Web Reference

Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2020-10-27
Research By: CBR

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