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Amaranthus tuberculatus  (Moq.) J. D. Sauer
Common waterhemp
Amaranthus tuberculatus is an annual herb that is not native to California.
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Subspecies and Varieties:
Genus: Amaranthus
Family: Amaranthaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Arid West: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTSAcnida altissima var. prostrata
PLANTSAcnida altissima var. subnuda
PLANTSAcnida altissima
PLANTSAcnida concatenata
PLANTSAcnida subnuda
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[Wikipedia] Morphology: A distinguishing characteristic of tall waterhemp that sets it apart from similar members of the genus Amaranthus is the lack of hair on its stems and leaves. This characteristic gives the plant a bright, glossy appearance. (link added by Mary Ann Machi)

Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals. [web application]. 2024. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 07/18/2024).