Taxon  Report   271 
Amaranthus albus  L.
Pigweed amaranth,  Tumbleweed
Amaranthus albus
© 2004 Penn Martin II
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Amaranthus albus
© 2005 Steve Matson
Amaranthus albus, a dicot, is an annual herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Amaranthus albus
© 2006 Keir Morse
Genus: Amaranthus
weed, characteristic of disturbed places
Habitat: disturbed [Walker]
Wetlands:Usually occurs in non wetlands, but occasionally found in wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Amaranthus albus var. pubescens
PLANTS: Amaranthus graecizans var. pubescens
PLANTS: Amaranthus pubescens
TJM2 + PLANTS: Amaranthus graecizans
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 25, 2016).

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