Amaranthus albus

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Amaranthus albus
Amaranthus albus arizona.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Amaranthaceae
Genus: Amaranthus
Species: A. albus
Binomial name
Amaranthus albus

Amaranthus albus is an annual species of flowering plant. It is native to the tropical Americas but a widespread introduced species in other places, including Europe, Africa, and Australia. When it dries it forms tumbleweeds.

Common names include (United States) tumble pigweed, tumbleweed; (Great Britain) pigweed amaranth, prostrate pigweed, white amaranth, and white pigweed.

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