Taxon  Report   271    
Amaranthus albus  L.
Pigweed amaranth,  Tumbleweed
Amaranthus albus
© 2006 Keir Morse
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Amaranthus albus
© 2004 Penn Martin II
Amaranthus albus
© 2005 Steve Matson
Amaranthus albus, a dicot, is an annual herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Amaranthus albus
© 2017 Angelique Herman
Genus: Amaranthus
Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Habitat: disturbed

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Amaranthus albus var. pubescens
PLANTS: Amaranthus graecizans var. pubescens
PLANTS: Amaranthus pubescens
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Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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UC Integrated Pest Management Weed Photo Gallery
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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 23, 2019).