Taxon  Report   276 
Amaranthus cruentus  L.
Red amaranth
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Amaranthus cruentus, 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 cruentus
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Genus: Amaranthus
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Amaranthus hybridus ssp. cruentus
PLANTS: Amaranthus hybridus var. cruentus
PLANTS: Amaranthus paniculatus
More information about  Amaranthus cruentus
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Commercial availability unknown.
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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Feb 25, 2018).

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