Amaranthus hybridus L.
Common Name: GREEN AMARANTH
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Ad P-Forb

Amaranthus hybridus A. A. Reznicek

Probably a native of tropical America and the southern United States, now a weed of dumps, farmyards and gardens, disturbed ground, and shores. The first Michigan collection is from Detroit (Wayne Co.) in 1866. Our specimens of this species all have the stem quite pubescent, especially around the inflorescence, although generally less so than in A. retroflexus. Some collections from shores of Lake Erie in Monroe Co. are apparently sterile hybrids with A. tuberculatus.

Locations

Berrien County
Calhoun County
Kalamazoo County
Lenawee County
Mecosta County
Monroe County
St. Clair 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 12, 2017. http://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=53.