Amaranthus blitoides S. Watson
Common Name: AMARANTH
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 3
Wetness Index: FACU
Physiognomy: Ad A-Forb

This is apparently a native of western North America. It was first collected in Michigan at South Haven (Van Buren Co.) in 1880 by L. H. Bailey, and there are numerous collections from around the state in the 1880’s and 1890’s. Now a frequent weed of railroad embankments, roadsides, dumps, and other disturbed ground; also on sand dunes, in gardens, and on shores.

The anthers in this species tend to be a little larger (ca. 0.8–1.1 mm long) than in A. albus.

Locations

Alpena County
Bay County
Benzie County
Berrien County
Crawford County
Delta County
Emmet County
Genesee County
Gratiot County
Hillsdale County
Houghton County
Ingham County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Kent County
Leelanau County
Lenawee County
Livingston County
Mecosta County
Monroe County
Muskegon County
Oakland County
Ogemaw County
Ottawa County
Shiawassee County
St. Clair County
Van Buren County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 17, 2017. http://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=50.