Amaranthus lividus from Deb Murrells Inlet SC

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Neighbor has this coming up in a planter and wanted to know what it was. Thanks for any help.

Hi Deb,

your neighbor’s plant is called Amaranthus lividus. The notched leaves are diagnostic for this species. It is usually considered to be a weed, and I’m not sure if it is native or not – I’d guess not. We usually just call this amaranth.


Dr. Steven Hill, Botanist, SCNPS

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