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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Amaranthus blitum L.
Purple amaranth

Amaranthus blitum

Family: Amaranthaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Annual

Native Range: Mediterranean region.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

Map of select IRC data for the Florida Keys

Florida Keys History and Distribution: Not reported for the Florida Keys by John Kunkel Small in 1913. Sparingly naturalized in the Florida Keys.

Other data on Amaranthus blitum available from :

Amaranthus blitum has been reported from the following 2 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Reported
Long Key State Park Reported

Amaranthus blitum has been reported for the following habitat in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Disturbed Upland

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Amaranthus blitum

Amaranthus blitum
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