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Amaranthus viridis L.
Slender amaranth

Family: Amaranthaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Annual

Native Range: The West Indies, Central America and South America; scattered in North America, Mexico and the Old World, where perhaps introduced.

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

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Amaranthus viridis
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Other data on Amaranthus viridis available from :
Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants
Amaranthus viridis has been found in the following 26 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Bahia Honda State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Biscayne National Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Black Creek Forest Present Not Native, Naturalized
Blue Heron Hammock, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed (CREW) Present Not Native, Naturalized
Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge Present Not Native, Naturalized
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Dolphin Center and Dolphin Center Addition Present Not Native, Naturalized
Dove Creek Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Dry Tortugas National Park Presumed Extirpated Not Native, Naturalized
Everglades National Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Frenchman's Forest Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
Frog Pond/L-31 N Transition Lands Present Not Native, Naturalized
Greynolds Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Harden Hammock Present Not Native, Naturalized
Homestead Bayfront Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Matheson Hammock Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Oleta River State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Peck Lake Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
Seabranch Preserve State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Tree Island Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Woodmont Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized


Amaranthus viridis has been found in the following 8 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
Monroe County (Mainland) Not Native, Naturalized
Palm Beach County Not Native, Naturalized


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


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Amaranthus viridis
Copyright by: Shirley Denton