Taxon  Report   271 
Amaranthus albus  L.
pigweed amaranth,  tumbleweed

Amaranthus albus
© 2004 Penn Martin II
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.]
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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
 Information about  Amaranthus albus  from other sources:

Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images

website references on Google

UC Integrated Pest Management Weed Photo Gallery
(profile of this plant as an agricultural weed)

Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Original Publication citation. on the
International Plants Names Index

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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]. 2015. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 07, 2015).

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