Purple Amaranth Amaranthus blitum LinnaeusNon-native    Synonyms: Amaranthus lividus.
Kingdom Plantae   >   Division Tracheophyta   >   Class Magnoliopsida   >   Order Caryophyllales   >   Family Amaranthaceae   >   Genus Amaranthus   

Status:

"Adventive from the Tropics; from Massachusetts and New York south to Maryland and the District of Columbia. In Maryland this has become a genuine pesty weed, especially in spinach fields" (Reed, 1964).

There are 8 records in the project database.

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Purple Amaranth in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (7/11/2012). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Purple Amaranth in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (7/11/2012). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)


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