Calflora
Taxon  Report   274    
Amaranthus californicus  (Moq.) S. Watson
California amaranth,  California pigweed
Amaranthus californicus
© 2003 Keir Morse
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
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
© Mary Winter
Communities: wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Amaranthus albomarginatus
PLANTS: Amaranthus microphyllus
More information about  Amaranthus californicus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (AMCA)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Oct 16, 2018).

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