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Amaranthus hybridus L.
Common pigweed, slim amaranth

Family: Amaranthaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Annual

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

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

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FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

Florida Keys History and Distribution: Reported in 1884 by J. Cosmo Melvill for the island of Key West. Reported in 1913 by John Kunkel Small for disturbed sites on the island of Key West. Collected numerous times from the upper Keys (Key Largo) to the lower Keys (Key West). Specimens can be viewed at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden'sVirtual Herbarium.

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Amaranthus hybridus
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Other data on Amaranthus hybridus available from :
Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants
Amaranthus hybridus has been reported from the following conservation area in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
National Key Deer Refuge Possibly Extirpated Not Native, Naturalized




Amaranthus hybridus has been reported for the following habitat in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Disturbed Upland


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Amaranthus hybridus
Copyright by: Shirley Denton