Calflora
Taxon  Report   265    
Alternanthera caracasana  Kunth
Washerwoman
Alternanthera caracasana, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California; it has been naturalized in the wild.

Bloom Period
Family: AMARANTHACEAE  
Genus: Alternanthera
Communities: escaped cultivar
Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Achyranthes peploides
PLANTS: Alternanthera peploides
More information about  Alternanthera caracasana
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora

USDA PLANTS Profile (ALCA5)

Alternanthera:  from the Latin alternus, "alternate," and anthera, "anthers," referring to the alternating stamens and staminodia (contributed by Cynthia Powell)

caracasana:  of or from Caracus, Venezuela (contributed by Cynthia Powell)


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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Oct 13, 2019).