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Last updated 3/19/2007 by David Giblin.
Amaranthus blitoides S. Watson[FNA4, HC2]
matweed, prostrate pigweed

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.

References: (none)

Synonyms & Misapplied Names:
Amaranthus graecizans L., misapplied[FNA4, HC]