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Amaranthus blitum L.
Purple amaranth

Family: Amaranthaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Annual

Native Range: Mediterranean region.

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

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Amaranthus blitum
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Oeder, G.C., Flora Danica,
Hft 38, t. 2246 (1761-1883)

Other data on Amaranthus blitum available from :
Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants
Amaranthus blitum has been found in the following 13 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
Crandon Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Deering Estate at Cutler Present Not Native, Naturalized
Everglades National Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Hawk's Hammock Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Highland Oaks Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
John D. MacArthur Beach State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Reported
John U. Lloyd Beach State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Long Key State Park Reported


Amaranthus blitum has been found in the following 7 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Not Native, Naturalized
Collier County Not Native, Naturalized
Lee County Not Native, Naturalized
Martin County Not Native, Naturalized
Miami-Dade County Not Native, Naturalized
Monroe County (Keys) Not Native, Naturalized
Palm Beach County Not Native, Naturalized


Amaranthus blitum has been found in the following habitat :
Disturbed Upland


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Amaranthus blitum
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Oeder, G.C., Flora Danica,
Hft 38, t. 2246 (1761-1883)
Amaranthus blitum
Copyright by: Shirley Denton