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Amaranthus cruentus L.
Amaranthus paniculatus var cruentus L Moq; Amaranthus hybridus subsp cruentus L Thell; Amaranthus hybridus var cruentus L Mansf; Amaranthus paniculatus L; Purple Amaranth; Amaranthus hybridus subsp cruentus (L) Thell; Amaranthus hybridus subsp incurvatus (Timeroy ex Gren & Godr) Brenan; Red amaranth

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Amaranthus cruentus L.
red amaranth

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General Information
Symbol: AMCR4
Group: Dicot
Family: Amaranthaceae
Duration: Annual
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Native Status : CAN   I
HI   I
L48   I
PR   I
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Native Status:
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Symbol Scientific Name
AMHYC Amaranthus hybridus L. ssp. cruentus (L.) Thell.
AMHYC2 Amaranthus hybridus L. var. cruentus (L.) Moq.
AMPA10 Amaranthus paniculatus L.


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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Caryophyllidae
Order Caryophyllales
Family Amaranthaceae – Amaranth family
Genus Amaranthus L. – pigweed
Species Amaranthus cruentus L. – red amaranth

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