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*Alternanthera philoxeroides (Martius) Grisebach. Alligator-weed. Phen: Mar-Oct. Hab: Floating in mats on the surface of the waters of blackwater rivers, sloughs, ditches, ponds, and in very moist soil of ditches and shores. Dist: Native of tropical America. This plant is a serious weed of natural areas. Reported for s. IN by Bill Thomas (pers.comm., 2022).

Origin/Endemic status: Neotropics

Synonymy: = Ar, C, FNA4, Il, K1, K3, K4, NcTx, Ok, RAB, Tn, Tx, Va, WH3; = Achyranthes philoxeroides (Mart.) Standl. – S; = n/a – F

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image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Original Image ⭷

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