Page author: Don Knoke
Amaranthus blitoides
matweed, prostrate pigweed

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]