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Amaranthus acanthochiton

Amaranthus acanthochiton Sauer

Greenstripe, Greenstripe Pigweed

Amaranthaceae (Amaranth family)

Synonym(s): Acanthochiton wrightii


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


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

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.

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


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

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