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Amaranthus floridanus (S. Watson) Sauer
Florida amaranth

Family: Amaranthaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Annual

Native Range: Endemic to peninsular Florida.

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Possibly Extirpated or Extinct in the Wild

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Possibly Extirpated

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

Comments: For an image of a type specimen collected on Key West by John Loomis Blodgett bewteen 1838 and 1853, visit the New York Botanical Garden Virtual Herbarium.

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Other data on Amaranthus floridanus available from :
Institute for Regional Conservation
IRC Species Account
Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants
Amaranthus floridanus has been found in the following 2 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Cayo Costa State Park Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated
Charlotte Harbor Preserve State Park Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated


Amaranthus floridanus has been found in the following 2 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Lee County Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated
Monroe County (Keys) Presumed Extirpated Presumed Extirpated


Amaranthus floridanus has been found in the following 3 habitats :
Beach Dune
Coastal Strand
Disturbed Upland