Sandhills Amaranth - Amaranthus arenicola
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Native to parts of North America, though it may be introduced into Montana. Seldom collected in the state.
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 et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX
In Missoula and Phillips counties; most of temperate U.S. (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).
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- Literature Cited AboveLegend: View Online Publication
- Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.