Amaranthus deflexus is also known by the common names low amaranth, Argentina amaranth, perennial pigweed,[1] and large-fruit amaranth.[2] It is native to South America, and has been introduced to many other parts of the world.[3] It is a short-lived perennial or annual plant. The plant can grow up to 1.5 ft (0.5 m) in height.

Amaranthus deflexus
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Amaranthaceae
Genus: Amaranthus
A. deflexus
Binomial name
Amaranthus deflexus

It flowers in the summer to fall. It has been introduced into many warm or temperate regions of the globe. It grows best in weedy areas or in disturbed habitats.

A natural hybrid of Amaranthus deflexus and Amaranthus muricatus has been described in Europe, and is known as Amaranthus × tarraconensis.

References edit

  1. ^ BSBI List 2007 (xls). Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-06-26. Retrieved 2014-10-17.
  2. ^ English Names for Korean Native Plants (PDF). Pocheon: Korea National Arboretum. 2015. p. 349. ISBN 978-89-97450-98-5. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 May 2017. Retrieved 25 January 2016 – via Korea Forest Service.
  3. ^ "Amaranthus deflexus L." Plants of the World Online. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Retrieved 2020-07-02.