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Amaranthus albus
white pigweed, tumbleweed

Distribution: Occurring east of the Cascades crest in Washington; widely distributed throughout much of North America.

Habitat: Dry, disturbed areas.

Flowers: June-September

Origin: Introduced from tropical America

Conservation Status: Not of concern


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Accepted Name:
Amaranthus albus L.
Publication: Syst. Nat. ed. 10. 2: 1268. 1759. 1759.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Amaranthus albus L. var. pubescens (Uline & W.L. Bray) Fernald
Amaranthus pubescens (Uline & W.L. Bray) Rydb.
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Amaranthus albus in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Amaranthus albus checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Amaranthus albus atlas page.

CalPhotos: Amaranthus albus photos.

USDA Plants: Amaranthus albus information.

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