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Smooth Amaranth - Amaranthus hybridus

Exotic Species (not native to Montana)

Global Rank: G5?
State Rank: SNA
* (see State Rank Reason below)

Agency Status
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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 the western hemisphere, likely introduced into Montana. Seldom collected in the state.
 
General Description
Monoecious. Stems erect, 30–100 cm with glabrous or sparsely hairy foliage. Leaf blade lanceolate to ovate, 1–8 cm long, longer than petiole. Inflorescence green, dense, cylindric spikes in terminal and sometimes axillary panicles; bracts lanceolate, spine-tipped, 3–4 mm long. Flowers: sepals 5, lanceolate, 1.5–2 mm long with excurrent midveins; stamens 4 to 5. Utricle 1.5–2 mm long, shorter than sepals (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Range Comments
In MT in some of the western counties; native to S. America but introduced throughout N. America (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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