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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

FISF 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.

FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Presumed Extirpated

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

Florida Keys History and Distribution: First collected between 1838 and 1853 by John Loomis Blodgett on the island of Key West. Reported in 1913 by John Kunkel Small for hammocks and open sandy places from the upper Keys to the lower Keys. No recent records are known.

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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 reported for the following habitat in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Disturbed Upland


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