Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium

Amaranthaceae: Amaranth

Weedy plants with clusters or spikes of tiny flowers subtended by greenish bracts or bractlets that may cover the flowers. Stems often reddish at base.
Flora of North America: Discussion, key to genera (opens new window)
Flower Formula:  Sepals 4-5; Petals 0 Glossary

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Amaranthus
amaranth, pigweed
18 Photo of Amaranthus Flowers usually green to brown with a few red.
Leaves alternate. Single seed.
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Celosia
silver cock's-comb
1 Photo of Celosia Flower head bright red.
Leaves alternate.
2 or more seeds.
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Froelichia
cotton-weed, snake-cotton
2 Photo of Froelichia Flowers in white clusters, seeds fuzzy.
Leaves opposite.
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