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Amaranthus hybridus (Slim amaranth)
Stone, Robert L.

Amaranthus hybridus

Amaranthus hybridus L.

Slim Amaranth

Amaranthaceae (Amaranth Family)

Synonym(s): Amaranthus chlorostachys, Amaranthus incurvatus, Amaranthus patulus


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), HI (I), CAN (I)

The Amaranthaceae are a family of annual or perennial herbs with small, crowded flowers. There are usually 5 sepals and no petals. Filaments of the stamens are often united into a short tube.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Margin: Entire
Leaf Apex: Acute , Obtuse
Leaf Base: Cuneate
Inflorescence: Axillary , Terminal
Size Notes: Up to about 8 feet tall, often shorter.
Fruit: Utricle.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Red , Yellow , Green , Purple
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov
Bloom Notes: Greenish, occasionally with reddish or purplish tint. Rarely white or yellowish.


USA: AL , AR , AZ , CA , CO , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , HI , IA , ID , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MS , MT , NC , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NM , NV , NY , OH , OK , OR , PA , RI , SC , SD , TN , TX , VA , VT , WA , WI , WV

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Brackenridge Field Laboratory - Austin, TX

Web Reference

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


Record Modified: 2022-11-11
Research By: TWC Staff

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