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Amaranthus deflexus  L.
Amaranth,   Large fruited amaranth,   Largefruit amaranth,   Low amaranth
Amaranthus deflexus is an annual herb that is not native to California.
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Genus: Amaranthus
Family: Amaranthaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Habitat: disturbed

Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JM93Amaranthus gracilis
Information about  Amaranthus deflexus from other sources

[Wikipedia] South America Native, Description: Amaranthus deflexus is also known by the common names low amaranth, Argentina amaranth, perennial pigweed,[1] and large-fruit amaranth.[2] It is native to South America, and has been introduced to many other parts of the world.[3] It is a short-lived perennial or annual plant. The plant can grow up to 1.5 ft (0.5 m) in height. (contributed 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: 05/28/2024).