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Genus: Amaranthus

amaranth

You may need female plants to identify dioecious species. Some monoecious species may have only a few staminate flowers in the inflorescence, so look carefully at the tips of the flower clusters to see if any are present. References: Costea et al. (2001a, 2001b), Mosyakin and Robertson (2003).

Family

Amaranthaceae (amaranth and goosefoot family)

This Genus’s Species in New England:

Visit this genus in the Dichotomous Key