Taxon  Report   283    
Amaranthus retroflexus  L.
Green amaranth,  Red root pigweed, Red rooted amaranth, Redroot amaranth, Rough pigweed
Amaranthus retroflexus, a dicot, is an annual herb that is not native to California; it has been naturalized in the wild.

Bloom Period
Genus: Amaranthus
Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Habitat: disturbed

Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places

Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Amaranthus retroflexus var. salicifolius
More information about  Amaranthus retroflexus
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora


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]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: May 31, 2020).