Amaranthus cannabinus

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Salt-marsh Water-hemp
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Amaranthus cannabinus[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Amaranthaceae
Genus: Amaranthus
Species: A. cannabinus
Binomial name
Amaranthus cannabinus

Amaranthus cannabinus is also known as salt marsh water hemp or salt marsh pigweed. It is a herbaceous perennial found in most of the eastern United States. It grows from 1 to 3 m in height. It is often mistaken for Amaranthus australis.


  1. ^ Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 2: 6.