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Amaranthus palmeri S. Watson
Amaranthaceae (Amaranth Family)
USDA Symbol: AMPA
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), 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 CharacteristicsDuration: Annual
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Elliptic , Lanceolate , Obovate
Leaf Pubescence: Glabrous
Leaf Margin: Entire
Leaf Apex: Acute
Leaf Base: Cuneate
Inflorescence: Panicle , Spike , Terminal
Size Notes: Up to about 10 feet tall, often much shorter.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Green
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
DistributionUSA: AR , AZ , CA , CO , FL , GA , IL , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , MO , MS , NC , NE , NJ , NM , NV , NY , OH , OK , PA , SC , TN , TX , UT , VA , WI , WV
National Wetland Indicator Status
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Sibley Nature Center - Midland, TX
Natural Biodiversity - Johnstown, PA
Herbarium Specimen(s)NPSOT 0891 Collected May 20, 1994 in Bexar County by Harry Cliffe
Web ReferenceWebref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
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 resourcesUSDA: Find Amaranthus palmeri in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Amaranthus palmeri in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Amaranthus palmeri
MetadataRecord Modified: 2022-11-11
Research By: TWC Staff