Southern amaranth

Amaranthus australis -- Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants

Amaranthus australis

Native to Florida

There are more than a dozen amaranth species in Florida; only three of them are native. This species, a native, is frequent in the brackish and freshwater marshes nearly throughout Florida (Wunderlin, 1998). It is also found in all other states of the southeast, except Georgia and South Carolina (Kartesz, 1999).

View the herbarium specimen image from the University of Florida Herbarium Digital Imaging Projects.