Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3582

Forb
Annual
Monoecious

Non-native: Tropical America
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in fields, gardens, roadsides, barnyards, pastures, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Green to silvery-green
Unisexual
1-5 sepals (or sepals absent) subtended by 3 bracts
Petals absent
Flowers in terminal thyrses

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Utricle

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Caryophyllales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Amaranthus spinosus   FAMILY Amaranthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Amaranthus spinosus   FAMILY Amaranthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 066-03-006:
Amaranthus spinosus   FAMILY Amaranthaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Spiny Amaranth


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_amsp_001_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm130128_172

January    Spartanburg County    SC

Stems with paired nodal spines, per Weakley's Flora.

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Keith Bradley    kab_a_spinosus_75384

June    Miami-Dade County    FL

Krome Bird Refuge

picture of Amaranthus spinosus, image of Amaranthus spinosus

Keith Bradley    kab_a_spinosus_75400

June    Miami-Dade County    FL

Krome Bird Refuge

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_amaranthus_spinosus

June        

Simple or compound terminal staminate spikes, usually green to silvery green, per Flora of North America.

picture of Amaranthus spinosus, image of Amaranthus spinosus

JK Marlow    jkm130928_680

September    Spartanburg County    SC

Plant freely branched, robust, 5dm or more tall, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.