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Amaranthus polygonoides L.
Tropical amaranth

Family: Amaranthaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Annual

Native Range: The West Indies (in part), Mexico and Central America.

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

Comments: For an image of an herbarium specimen collected in Miami-Dade County by Keith A. Bradley in 1998, visit the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden Virtual Herbarium.

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Amaranthus polygonoides
Copyright by: Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
K. A. Bradley 1506, FTG

Other data on Amaranthus polygonoides available from :
Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants
Amaranthus polygonoides has been found in the following conservation area :
Occurrence Native Status
Navy Wells Pineland Present Not Native, Naturalized


Amaranthus polygonoides has been found in the following 2 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Miami-Dade County Not Native, Naturalized
Monroe County (Keys) Presumed Extirpated Not Native, Naturalized


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


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Amaranthus polygonoides
Copyright by: Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
K. A. Bradley 1506, FTG