Carelessweed Amaranthus palmeri S. WatsonWaif  -  Non-native  -  Invasive    Synonyms: Palmer's Amaranth.
Kingdom Plantae   >   Division Tracheophyta   >   Class Magnoliopsida   >   Order Caryophyllales   >   Family Amaranthaceae   >   Genus Amaranthus   


"Waste places, wool-wastes, railroads, etc., local, Massachusetts to Maryland, west to Missouri and Kansas. Adventive from southwest United States" (Reed, 1961).

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Carelessweed in Medina Co., Texas (10/2006). Photo by Sonnia Hill. (MBP list)

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