Taxon  Report   8456 
Amaranthus blitum  L. s.l.
Purple amaranth
Amaranthus blitum
© 2009 Luigi Rignanese
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Amaranthus blitum
© 2009 Luigi Rignanese
Amaranthus blitum, a dicot, is an annual herb that is not native to California.

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Amaranthus blitum
© 2009 Luigi Rignanese
Genus: Amaranthus
Subspecies and Varieties:
weed, characteristic of disturbed places
Wetlands: Arid West: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS
More information about  Amaranthus blitum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
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 17, 2018).

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