Common name: Redshank
Amaranthus cruentus L. APNI*
Description: Erect annual often over 1 m high with upper stems hairy.
Leaves ovate, rhombic or elliptic, to 30 cm long, acute or obtuse; petiolate.
Inflorescence terminal, dense. Bracts lanceolate, 2–3 mm long, spinescent. Perianth segments 5, oblong, 2–2.5 mm long, obtuse. Stamens 5. Ovary longer than the perianth, circumciss. Uncommon weed of closely settled areas, possibly as a contaminant of bird seed.
Distribution and occurrence: Native of America.
NSW subdivisions: *CC, *SWS
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs & L. Lapinpuro
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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