Taxon  Report   274 
Amaranthus californicus  (Moq.) S. Watson
California amaranth,  California pigweed
Amaranthus californicus
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Amaranthus californicus
© 2003 Keir Morse
Amaranthus californicus
© 2003 Keir Morse
Amaranthus californicus, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Amaranthus californicus
© 2003 Keir Morse
Genus: Amaranthus
Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands
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Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Amaranthus albomarginatus
PLANTS: Amaranthus microphyllus
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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: Aug 18, 2018).

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