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Amaranthus blitoides
matweed, prostrate pigweed
WTU specimens
Other herbaria
WTU images

Distribution: Introduced in the Pacific Northwest; more common east of the Cascades

Habitat: Dry, disturbed areas

Flowers: June - September

Origin: Introduced from central United States

Conservation Status: Not of concern


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Accepted Name:
Amaranthus blitoides S. Watson
Publication: Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts. 12: 273. 1877 (as Amarantus).

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Amaranthus graecizans L., misapplied [FNA4, HC]
Additional Resources:

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

WA Flora Checklist: Amaranthus blitoides checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Amaranthus blitoides atlas page.

CalPhotos: Amaranthus blitoides photos.

USDA Plants: Amaranthus blitoides information.

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