Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


63

Forb
Annual
Monoecious

Native distribution uncertain, but apparently native to eastern US
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate
Petioles from 1/2 to equal length of blade

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Greenish (rarely purplish)
Unisexual
1-5 sepals (or sepals absent) subtended by 3 bracts
Petals absent

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 hybridus   FAMILY Amaranthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Amaranthus hybridus   FAMILY Amaranthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 066-03-002:
Amaranthus hybridus   FAMILY Amaranthaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Smooth Pigweed, Smooth Amaranth, Green Amaranth, Hybrid Amaranth


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picture of Amaranthus hybridus, image of Amaranthus hybridus

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_amhy_001_lvd

        

picture of Amaranthus hybridus, image of Amaranthus hybridus

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_a_hybridus_8423

July    Iredell County    NC

picture of Amaranthus hybridus, image of Amaranthus hybridus

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_a_hybridus_8429b

July    Iredell County    NC

Floral bracts longer than subtended flowers, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

picture of Amaranthus hybridus, image of Amaranthus hybridus

JK Marlow    jkm130823_494

August    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Inflorescence branches ascending, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

picture of Amaranthus hybridus, image of Amaranthus hybridus

JK Marlow    jkm130823_496

August    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Inflorescences moderately large, usually soft and lax, with spreading branches, per Weakley's Flora.

picture of Amaranthus hybridus, image of Amaranthus hybridus

JK Marlow    jkm130823_497c

August    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

picture of Amaranthus hybridus, image of Amaranthus hybridus

JK Marlow    jkm140814_589

August    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Blade ovate, rhombic-ovate, or lanceolate; petiole half or as long as blade, per Flora of North America.

picture of Amaranthus hybridus, image of Amaranthus hybridus

JK Marlow    jkm140814_591

August    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

picture of Amaranthus hybridus, image of Amaranthus hybridus

JK Marlow    jkm140814_597

August    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

picture of Amaranthus hybridus, image of Amaranthus hybridus

JK Marlow    jkm140922_918

September    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

picture of Amaranthus hybridus, image of Amaranthus hybridus

JK Marlow    jkm140922_922

September    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

picture of Amaranthus hybridus, image of Amaranthus hybridus

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_amaranthus_hybridus

September    Iredell County    NC

A tall annual, per Weeds of Southern Turfgrasses.

picture of Amaranthus hybridus, image of Amaranthus hybridus

JK Marlow    jkm121013_501

October    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

picture of Amaranthus hybridus, image of Amaranthus hybridus

JK Marlow    jkm121013_504

October    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

picture of Amaranthus hybridus, image of Amaranthus hybridus

JK Marlow    jkm121013_507

October    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

picture of Amaranthus hybridus, image of Amaranthus hybridus

JK Marlow    jkm141025_305

October    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail