Taxon  Report   8456    
Amaranthus blitum  L.
Purple amaranth
Amaranthus blitum
© 2009 Luigi Rignanese
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Amaranthus blitum
© 2009 Luigi Rignanese
Amaranthus blitum, a dicot, is an annual herb that is not native to California.

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Amaranthus blitum
© 2009 Luigi Rignanese
Genus: Amaranthus
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places

Arid West: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS

More information about  Amaranthus blitum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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Jepson eFlora

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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:   (Accessed: Jan 24, 2019).