Amaranthus albus

Size: Up to 3 feet or more.
Growth Form: Forb/herb; erect, bushy, spiny, smooth whitish or yellowish stems with multiple branches, plants monecious or dioecious.
Leaves: Light green; lighter or whitish beneath, alternate, stem leaves with longer petioles than leaves on the branches, leaves linear or ovate.
Flower Color: Green, whitish-green or yellow; tiny inconspicuous flowers, flowers subtended by linear stiff bracts, flower consists of 3 sepals (no petals), inflorescence a cyme with spike-like clusters from leaf axils, wind pollinated, seeds brown or black.
Flowering Season: Summer
Elevation: 1,500 to 8,000 feet.
Habitat Preferences: Disturbed habitats, roadsides, open areas, along riparian and agricultural areas.

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