Amaranthus albus

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Amaranthus albus
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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 common tumbleweed,[1] tumble pigweed,[1] tumbleweed,[1] pigweed amaranth, prostrate pigweed, white amaranth,[1] and white pigweed.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d e "USDA GRIN Taxonomy". Retrieved 20 July 2014.