Amaranth Family

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Amaranth Family - Amaranth (1 Genus in Vermont, 8 species)



Genus Amaranth L.

Amaranth - 8 species in Vermont


Amaranth cruentus L. - Purple Amaranth - (stained with blood) Flowers Aug. 8th - October 3rd, Uncommon, waste places.

A. caudatus L. - Love-lies-bleeding - (tailed), rare, waste places.

A. hybridus L. - Pigweed or Green Amaranth - (hybrid) - Common in gardens.

A. retroflexus L. - (bent backward) - Redroot - Common, gardens and roadsides.

A. albus - (white) - Tumbleweed - Common, gardens abd vacant lots.

A. graecizans L. - Tumbleweed - Frequent, lots, dooryards, railroads.

A. spinosus L. - (spiny) - Thorny Amaranth - Rare

A. tuberculatus - (with tiny tubers) - Water Hemp - 2 varieties, both rare.

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