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Cabeza Prieta Natural History Association
Sonoran Desert Plants
Amaranthus palmeri (Careless weed, Pigweed, quelite de las aguas)

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 Amaranthus palmeri

 Amaranthus palmeri

 Amaranthus palmeri

 Amaranthus palmeri

 Amaranthus palmeri

Habitat: fields, playas
Life Form: forb,annual
Leaf Description: alternate simple
Flower Color: greenish or green
Flowering Period: Summer
Spines: spineless
Family: Amaranthaceae (amaranth family)
Abundance: introduced,common
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S., S. Rutman, and J. Malusa. 2014. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: Flora of Southwestern Arizona: Part 8. Eudicots: Acanthaceae to Apocynaceae. Phytoneuron 2014-85, 1-71 page 23 (8.5 MB pdf)

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Our member horticultural expert is Hank Jorgensen. For more information on this plant species, see Hank's page on Amaranthus palmeri (opens in a new tab).

 

 

 

 

 

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