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Sandhills Amaranth - Amaranthus arenicola


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

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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.
 
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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