Publication: Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts. 12: 273. 1877 (as Amarantus). .
Origin: Introduced from central United States
selected vouchers: WS
Notes: Often confused with Amaranthus albus L., but differentiated by seed size and luster. Taxonomy follows FNA. Amaranthus graecizans is native to the Mediterranean, and has never been found in the western United States.