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Amaranthus acanthochiton

Amaranthus acanthochiton Sauer

Greenstripe, Greenstripe Pigweed

Amaranthaceae (Amaranth family)

Synonym(s): Acanthochiton wrightii

USDA Symbol: AMAC

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Up to about 32 inches tall.
Fruit: Seeds dark reddish brown to brown, shiny. Fruit is also known as a pyxidium or a utricle.

Bloom Information

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

Distribution

USA: AZ , NM , TX , UT
Native Habitat: Sandy areas, sand dunes, riverbanks, disturbed areas.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: 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.

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) 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 Amaranthus acanthochiton in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Amaranthus acanthochiton in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Amaranthus acanthochiton

Metadata

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

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