Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Amaranthus retroflexus L. image
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Donald Pratt

Kurt Stüber

Merel R. Black

Paul Drobot

Paul Drobot

Paul Drobot

Paul Drobot

Paul Drobot

Robert Bierman

Robert W. Freckmann

Robert W. Freckmann

Janice Stiefel
Family Amaranthaceae
Amaranthus retroflexus L.
common amaranth, pigweed, redroot, rough amaranth, rough pigweed, wild-beet amaranth
Amaranthus: from the Greek amarantos for "unfading," referring to the long-lasting flowers
retroflexus: bent backwards
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, annual, 8"-60" tall, hairy, usually branched forb with no spines; stems green to reddish at the base; roots red
Flower: green to yellow, tiny, 5-parted; inflorescence a 2"-8" dense, often-branched, spike-like, taller-than-wide cluster (panicle) at the top of the stems; blooms July-Sept.
Leaf:alternate, oval with a pointed tip, stalk equal to or shorter than the blade
Habitat: disturbed sites
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Amaranthus retroflexus L. var. salicifolius I.M.Johnst.

         
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