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Sandhills Amaranth - Amaranthus arenicola

Likely Non-native Species

Global Rank: G4G5
State Rank: SNA
* (see State Rank Reason below)

Agency Status
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USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 1

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State Rank Reason (see State Rank above)
Native to parts of North America, though it may be introduced into Montana. Seldom collected in the state.
  • Details on Status Ranking and Review
    Sandhills Amaranth (Amaranthus arenicola) Conservation Status Review
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General Description
Dioecious. Stems erect, 50–100 cm with glabrous foliage. Leaf blade oblanceolate, 1–8 cm long, longer than petiole. Inflorescence terminal and axillary spikes or panicles; bracts ovate-attenuate, 1–3 mm long. Flowers: sepals 5, 2–3 mm long with dark midveins; stamens 5. Utricle ca. 1.5 mm long, shorter than sepals (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Range Comments
In Missoula and Phillips counties; most of temperate U.S. (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Habitat
Stream banks, agricultural fields, roadsides; plains, valleys (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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Sandhills Amaranth — Amaranthus arenicola.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from