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Amaranthus cannabinus (Linnaeus) J.D. Sauer. Salt-marsh Water-hemp. Phen: Jul-Dec. Hab: Salt, brackish, and freshwater tidal marshes, especially along the banks of tidal guts. Dist: ME south to ne. FL (Duval County).

ID notes: Extremely variable in size, flowering and fruiting at heights ranging from 3 dm to 4 m tall. The stem can reach 10 cm in diameter at the base.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = C, FNA4, GW2, K1, K3, K4, NE, NY, Pa, RAB, Va, WH3, Sauer (1955); = Acnida cannabina L. – F, G, S, S13, Tat

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: OBL
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: OBL
  • Northcentral & Northeast: OBL

Heliophily ?: 8

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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 ⭷
image of plant© Bruce A. Sorrie | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Bruce A. Sorrie | Original Image ⭷

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