Amaranthus blitoides S.Watson

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Amaranthus blitoides S.Watson

  • Description

    Species Description - Monoecious; stems prostrate, much branched, 2–6 dm; lvs numerous, pale green, oblong to obovate, 1–2 cm, obtuse or rounded, attenuate to a long petiole, often crowded near the branch-tips; fls in short, dense, axillary clusters; bracts about equaling the sep, acuminate, scarcely aristate; sep 4–5, with conspicuous, branching green veins; those of the pistillate fls ovate to oblong, straight, acuminate, unequal; stamens 3; style-branches short, recurved; fr thick-lenticular, 2–2.5 mm, about equaling the longest sep, smooth or nearly so, circumscissile at the middle; seed suborbicular, 1.4–1.7 mm; 2n=32. Native of w. U.S., intr. in our range and common as a weed except in the extreme northeast. (A. graecizans, misapplied)