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Amaranthus scleropoides (Bonebract amaranth)
Cliffe, Harry

Amaranthus scleropoides

Amaranthus scleropoides Uline & Bray

Bonebract Amaranth

Amaranthaceae (Amaranth Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

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 Retention: Deciduous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Elliptic , Lanceolate , Oblanceolate
Leaf Pubescence: Glabrous
Leaf Margin: Entire
Leaf Apex: Emarginate
Inflorescence: Axillary
Size Notes: Stems ascending to prostrate, up to about 2 feet long.
Fruit: Utricle.

Bloom Information

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



Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Moist

Herbarium Specimen(s)

NPSOT 0544 Collected May 1, 1991 in Bexar County by Harry Cliffe

1 specimen(s) available in the Digital Herbarium

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


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

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