Taxon  Report   281 
Amaranthus palmeri  S. Watson
Carelessweed,  Palmer's amaranth
Amaranthus palmeri
© 2008 Zoya Akulova
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Amaranthus palmeri
© 2011 Christopher Bronny
Amaranthus palmeri
© 2015 Keir Morse
Amaranthus palmeri, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Amaranthus palmeri
© 2015 Keir Morse
Genus: Amaranthus
weed, characteristic of disturbed places, Creosote Bush Scrub
Habitat: disturbed [Walker]
Wetlands:Usually occurs in non wetlands, but occasionally found in wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
More information about  Amaranthus palmeri
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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UC Integrated Pest Management Weed Photo Gallery
(profile of this plant as an agricultural weed)

Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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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