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Alternanthera flavescens (Yellow joyweed)
Smith, R.W.

Alternanthera flavescens

Alternanthera flavescens Kunth

Yellow Joyweed

Amaranthaceae (Amaranth Family)

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


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
Size Notes: Up to about 5 feet tall.
Fruit: Utricle.

Bloom Information

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


Native Habitat: Coastal hammocks, thickets, sand bars.

Web Reference

Webref 57 - Atlas of Florida Plants (2020) Institute for Systematic Botany
Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

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


Record Modified: 2022-11-04
Research By: DEW

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