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Amaranthus powellii ssp. powellii

Amaranthus powellii S. Watson ssp. powellii

Green Amaranth, Powell's Amaranth, Powell's Pigweed, Powell’s Smooth Amaranth

Amaranthaceae (Amaranth family)

Synonym(s): Amaranthus bracteosus, Amaranthus retroflexus var. powellii, Amaranthus viscidulus


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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Up to about 6 feet tall. Stems usually green, sometimes reddish purple.
Fruit: Utricle. Seeds black, shiny.

Bloom Information

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


USA: AR , AZ , CA , CO , CT , FL , IA , ID , IL , IN , KS , LA , MA , ME , MI , MN , MO , MS , MT , NC , NE , NH , NJ , NM , NV , NY , OH , OK , OR , PA , SC , SD , TX , UT , VA , VT , WA , WI , WV , WY
Canada: AB , BC , ON , PE , QC , SK
Native Habitat: Disturbed habitats, agricultural fields, railroads, roadsides, waste areas, banks of rivers, lakes and streams.

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


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

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