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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Amaranthus blitum L.
Purple amaranth

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

Family: Amaranthaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Annual

Native Range: Mediterranean region.

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SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

Map of Florida Keys Locations

Florida Keys History and Distribution: Not reported for the Florida Keys by John Kunkel Small in 1913. Sparingly naturalized in the Florida Keys.

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Amaranthus blitum has been reported from the following 2 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Reported
Long Key State Park Reported




Amaranthus blitum has been reported for the following habitat in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
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