Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Amaranthus blitoides S.Watson image
Photographer: Emmet J. Judziewicz           

Botanical Illustration

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Emmet J. Judziewicz
Family Amaranthaceae
Amaranthus blitoides S.Watson
creeping amaranth, mat amaranth, matweed, matweed amaranth, prostratre amaranth, prostrate pigweed
Amaranthus: from the Greek amarantos for "unfading," referring to the long-lasting flowers
blitoides: resembling blitum, an old name for strawberry blite, a course weed with a red fruit
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Status: Introduced - naturalized
Plant: sprawling, annual, 2"-24" tall forb; smooth, branched stems
Flower: green, 3-5-parted, tiny; inflorescence of short, dense clusters from the leaf axils; blooms July-Sept.
Leaf:notched, paddle-shaped, widest near the tip, smooth, pale green and often reddish at the base
Habitat: sun; disturbed sites; in well drained soil
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Synonyms 
Amaranthus graecizans auct. non L.

         
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