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Amaranthus arenicola

Amaranthus arenicola I.M. Johnst.

Sand Amaranth, Sand Pigweed, Sandhill Amaranth

Amaranthaceae (Amaranth family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: AMAR

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Up to about 5 feet tall.
Fruit: Seeds dark reddish 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: AR , CA , CO , DC , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MI , MO , MT , NE , NJ , NM , OK , PA , SD , TN , TX , VA , WI , WY
Native Habitat: Sandy habitats, sand hills, riverbanks, creeks, lakes, disturbed areas and agricultural fields.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FACU FACU UPL FACU FACU FACU FAC
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 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
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 arenicola in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Amaranthus arenicola in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Amaranthus arenicola

Metadata

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

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