Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

(Amaranth or Pigweed Family)

The Amaranthaceae generally have clusters of many small flowers, with 4 or 5 sepals but no without any petals. The ovary is superior and matures as a capsule.

Alternanthera caracasana (Khaki Weed)
Amaranthus blitoides (Prostrate Pigweed)
Amaranthus hybridus (Green Pigweed)
Amaranthus palmeri (Carelessweed)
Froelichia gracilis (Slender Snakecotton)
Gomphrena caespitosa (Ball Clover)
Gomphrena nitida (Pearly Globe Amaranth)
Guilleminea densa (Small Matweed)
*Tidestromia lanuginosa (Espanta Vaquero)

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