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Amaranthus hybridus L.
Common pigweed, slim amaranth

Amaranthus hybridus
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Family: Amaranthaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Annual

Native Range: Southwestern United States, Mexico, Central America and South America; widely naturalized elsewhere.

Map of Florida Locations

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

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Amaranthus hybridus has been found in the following 13 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Biscayne National Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Bonair Beach Parcel, Martin County Present Not Native, Naturalized
Deering Estate at Cutler Present Not Native, Naturalized
Everglades National Park Assumed to be Present Not Native, Naturalized
Florida City Pineland Present Not Native, Naturalized
Frenchman's Forest Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Frog Pond/L-31 N Transition Lands Present Not Native, Naturalized
Hattie Bauer Hammock Present Not Native, Naturalized
Loveland Hammock Present Not Native, Naturalized
Military Trail Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
National Key Deer Refuge Possibly Extirpated Not Native, Naturalized
Navy Wells Pineland Present Not Native, Naturalized
Rockdale Pineland Present Not Native, Naturalized

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

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Amaranthus hybridus
Copyright by: Shirley Denton