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Tidestromia lanuginosa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Amaranthaceae
Genus: Tidestromia

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Tidestromia is a genus with about six or seven species of annual or subshrub perennial plants native to desert and semi-arid regions of the western United States, Mexico and tropical America in the family Amaranthaceae. A common name of some species is honeysweet.[1] The stems are reddish and contrast conspicuously with the silvery leaves. This genus is named for the botanist Ivar Tidestrom.[2][3]

Species include:[4]


  1. ^ "Tidestromia". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 10 December 2015. 
  2. ^ Flora of North America
  3. ^ Jepson Manual: Tidestromia
  4. ^ Tidestomia. USDA PLANTS Profile.


  • Everitt, J.H.; Lonard, R.L.; Little, C.R. (2007). Weeds in South Texas and Northern Mexico. Lubbock: Texas Tech University Press.  ISBN 0-89672-614-2