Boggabri weed

Amaranthus mitchellii

Erect annual to c. 40 cm high, glabrous.

Leaves ovate to elliptic, to 5 cm long, acute to obtuse, mucronate or entire; petiolate.

Inflorescence clusters mostly axillary, larger clusters at the lower nodes. Bracts narrow, acuminate, 1–2 mm long. Perianth segments 5, 2–3 mm long, spathulate, apex obtuse with a short mucro. Stamens 3. Ovary wrinkled and swollen below, narrowed above; styles 3, ± free, swollen.

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