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Aphididae  Aphis ( @ CSUC_TCN (4)

Aphis amaranthi @ NCSU_ENT (25)

Chaitophorus populifolii @ CSUC_TCN (1)
Apidae  Melissodes thelypodii @ AMNH_BEE (6)
Cicadellidae  Gyponana ( @ AMNH_IZC (23)
Delphacidae  Kelisia flava @ AMNH_IZC (1)
Dictyopharidae  Scolops sulcipes @ UDCC_NRI (1)
Geocoridae  Geocoris atricolor @ AMNH_IZC (1)
Lygaeidae  Nysius nemorivagus @ BPBM_TCN (15)

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Nysius terrestris @ BPBM_TCN (1)
Miridae  Opuna @ BPBM_TCN (2)
Pentatomidae  Plautia crossata @ BPBM_TCN (1)
Piesmatidae  Piesma cinerea @ UDCC_TCN (5); AMNH_IZC (6)

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Amaranthus L.
pigweed


General Information
Symbol: AMARA
Group: Dicot
Family: Amaranthaceae
Duration:  
Growth Habit :  
Native Status : AK   I
CAN   I,N,W
HI   I,N
L48   I,N,W
NAV   N
PB   I
PR   I,N
SPM   I,W
VI   I,N
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Native Status:
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Classification

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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Caryophyllidae
Order Caryophyllales
Family Amaranthaceae – Amaranth family
Genus Amaranthus L. – pigweed

Subordinate Taxa

The Plants Database includes the following 49 species of Amaranthus . Click below on a thumbnail map or name for species profiles. Plant is native (blue) Native Plant is introduced Introduced Plant is introduced Native and Introduced Related taxa legend Distribution of <i>
Amaranthus acanthochiton</i>
Sauer
Amaranthus acanthochiton
greenstripe Distribution of <i>
Amaranthus acutilobus</i>
Uline & Bray [excluded]
Amaranthus acutilobus
Distribution of <i>
Amaranthus albus</i>
L.
Amaranthus albus
prostrate pigweed Distribution of <i>
Amaranthus arenicola</i>
I.M. Johnst.
Amaranthus arenicola
sandhill amaranth Distribution of <i>
Amaranthus australis</i>
(A. Gray) Sauer
Amaranthus australis
southern amaranth Distribution of <i>
Amaranthus bigelovii</i>
Uline & Bray
Amaranthus bigelovii
Bigelow's amaranth Distribution of <i>
Amaranthus blitoides</i>
S. Watson
Amaranthus blitoides
mat amaranth Distribution of <i>
Amaranthus blitum</i>
L.
Amaranthus blitum
purple amaranth Distribution of <i>
Amaranthus brownii</i>
Christoph. & Caum
Amaranthus brownii
Brown's amaranth Distribution of <i>
Amaranthus californicus</i>
(Moq.) S. Watson
Amaranthus californicus
California amaranth Distribution of <i>
Amaranthus cannabinus</i>
(L.) Sauer
Amaranthus cannabinus
tidalmarsh amaranth Distribution of <i>
Amaranthus caudatus</i>
L.
Amaranthus caudatus
foxtail amaranth Distribution of <i>
Amaranthus chihuahuensis</i>
S. Watson [excluded]
Amaranthus chihuahuensis
Distribution of <i>
Amaranthus crassipes</i>
Schltdl.
Amaranthus crassipes
spreading amaranth Distribution of <i>
Amaranthus crispus</i>
(Lesp. & Thev.) N. Terracc.
Amaranthus crispus
crispleaf amaranth Distribution of <i>
Amaranthus cruentus</i>
L.
Amaranthus cruentus
red amaranth Distribution of <i>
Amaranthus deflexus</i>
L.
Amaranthus deflexus
largefruit amaranth Distribution of <i>
Amaranthus dubius</i>
Mart. ex Thell.
Amaranthus dubius
spleen amaranth Distribution of <i>
Amaranthus fimbriatus</i>
(Torr.) Benth. ex S. Watson
Amaranthus fimbriatus
fringed amaranth Distribution of <i>
Amaranthus floridanus</i>
(S. Watson) Sauer
Amaranthus floridanus
Florida amaranth Distribution of <i>
Amaranthus graecizans</i>
L.
Amaranthus graecizans
Mediterranean amaranth Distribution of <i>
Amaranthus greggii</i>
S. Watson
Amaranthus greggii
Gregg's amaranth Distribution of <i>
Amaranthus hybridus</i>
L.
Amaranthus hybridus
slim amaranth Distribution of <i>
Amaranthus hybridus × hypochondriacus</i>
[unnamed hybrid]
Amaranthus hybridus × hypochondriacus
Plainsman amaranth Distribution of <i>
Amaranthus hypochondriacus</i>
L.
Amaranthus hypochondriacus
Prince-of-Wales feather Distribution of <i>
Amaranthus interruptus</i>
R. Br.
Amaranthus interruptus
Distribution of <i>
Amaranthus lineatus</i>
R. Br.
Amaranthus lineatus
Australian amaranth Distribution of <i>
Amaranthus macrocarpus</i>
Benth.
Amaranthus macrocarpus
dwarf amaranth Distribution of <i>
Amaranthus muricatus</i>
(Gillies ex Moq.) Gillies ex Hieron.
Amaranthus muricatus
African amaranth Distribution of <i>
Amaranthus obcordatus</i>
(A. Gray) Standl.
Amaranthus obcordatus
Trans-Pecos amaranth Distribution of <i>
Amaranthus palmeri</i>
S. Watson
Amaranthus palmeri
carelessweed Distribution of <i>
Amaranthus polygonoides</i>
L.
Amaranthus polygonoides
tropical amaranth Distribution of <i>
Amaranthus powellii</i>
S. Watson
Amaranthus powellii
Powell's amaranth Distribution of <i>
Amaranthus pringlei</i>
S. Watson
Amaranthus pringlei
Pringle's amaranth Distribution of <i>
Amaranthus pumilus</i>
Raf.
Amaranthus pumilus
seaside amaranth Distribution of <i>
Amaranthus retroflexus</i>
L.
Amaranthus retroflexus
redroot amaranth Distribution of <i>
Amaranthus scleropoides</i>
Uline & Bray
Amaranthus scleropoides
bonebract amaranth Distribution of <i>
Amaranthus spinosus</i>
L.
Amaranthus spinosus
spiny amaranth Distribution of <i>
Amaranthus tamaulipensis</i>
Henrickson
Amaranthus tamaulipensis
Tamaulipas amaranth Distribution of <i>
Amaranthus ×texensis</i>
Henrickson [<i>
scleropoides × crassipes</i>
]
Amaranthus ×texensis [ scleropoides × crassipes ]
pigweed Distribution of <i>
Amaranthus thunbergii</i>
Moq.
Amaranthus thunbergii
Thunberg's amaranthus Distribution of <i>
Amaranthus torreyi</i>
(A. Gray) Benth. ex S. Watson
Amaranthus torreyi
Torrey's amaranthus Distribution of <i>
Amaranthus tricolor</i>
L.
Amaranthus tricolor
Joseph's-coat Distribution of <i>
Amaranthus tuberculatus</i>
(Moq.) Sauer
Amaranthus tuberculatus
roughfruit amaranth Distribution of <i>
Amaranthus ×tucsonensis</i>
Henrickson [<i>
hybridus × ?</i>
]
Amaranthus ×tucsonensis [ hybridus × ? ]
pigweed Distribution of <i>
Amaranthus venulosus</i>
S. Watson
Amaranthus venulosus
fringed amaranth Distribution of <i>
Amaranthus viridis</i>
L.
Amaranthus viridis
slender amaranth Distribution of <i>
Amaranthus watsonii</i>
Standl.
Amaranthus watsonii
Watson's amaranth Distribution of <i>
Amaranthus wrightii</i>
S. Watson
Amaranthus wrightii
Wright's amaranth Plant is native (blue) Native Plant is introduced Introduced Plant is introduced Native and Introduced Related taxa legend

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Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status

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Wildlife

Food

Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds
Martin Minor Low Minor Low

Cover

Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds
Martin

Sources

Martin, A.C., H.S. Zim, and A.L. Nelson. 1951. American wildlife and plants: A guide to wildlife food habits . Dover Publications. New York.

Description of Values

Value Class Food Cover
High Average 25-50% of diet Regular source of cover
Low 5-10% of diet Infrequently used as cover
Minor 2-5% of diet Sparsely used as cover
Moderate Average 10-25% of diet Occasional source of cover


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Amaranthus sp.
Amaranthus sp.
Pigweed
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Amaranthus sp.
Amaranthus sp.
Pigweed
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Amaranthus sp.
Amaranthus sp.
Pigweed
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Amaranthus sp.
Amaranthus sp.
Pigweed
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Amaranthus sp.
Amaranthus sp.
Pigweed
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Amaranthus sp.
Amaranthus sp.
Amaranth, Pigweed
ID: 0000 0000 0314 2059 [detail]
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Amaranthus sp.
Amaranthus sp.
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Amaranthus sp.
Amaranthus sp.
ID: 0000 0000 0714 1479 [detail]
© 2014 Jean Pawek

Amaranthus sp.
Amaranthus sp.
Amaranth, Pigweed
ID: 0000 0000 1214 3177 [detail]
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Amaranthus sp.
Amaranthus sp.
Amaranth, Pigweed
ID: 0000 0000 1214 3178 [detail]
© 2014 Ansel Oommen

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