Checklist » Amaranthaceae » Amaranthus blitum
Last updated 9/15/2008 by David Giblin.
Amaranthus blitum L.[FNA4, HC2]
livid amaranth, pale amaranth

Publication: Sp. Pl. 2: 990. 1753.

Origin: Introduced from the tropics

selected vouchers: WTU

Notes: Similar to Amaranthus viridis L. Recently collected on lakeshores in King Co. (Jacobson et al. 2001). Subspecies classification needs further research according to FNA.


» Jacobson, A. L., F. C. Weinmann, and P. F. Zika. 2001. Noteworthy collections. Washington. MadroƱo 48: 213-214.
Synonyms & Misapplied Names:
Amaranthus ascendens Loisel.
Amaranthus blitum L. ssp. polygonoides (Moq.) Cattetero
Amaranthus lividus L.