– a family in the Caryophyllales order –

Here in the St. Louis Area, we have 17 not-too-obscure plants that are in the “Amaranth” family:

  • Amaranthus albus  (Tumble Pigweed) [CC0]
  • Amaranthus hybridus  (Smooth Pigweed) [CC0]
  • Amaranthus retroflexis  (Redroot Pigweed) [intro]
  • Amaranthus spinosus  (Spiny Pigweed) [intro]
  • Amaranthus tuberculatus  (Roughfruit Amaranth) [CC0]
  • Bassia scoparia  (Burningbush) [intro]
  • Chenopodiastrum simplex  (Mapleleaf Goosefoot) [CC2]
  • Chenopodium album  (Lamb’s Quarters) [intro]
  • Chenopodium berlandieri  (Pitseed Goosefoot) [CC1]
  • Chenopodium pallescens  (Slimleaf Goosefoot) [CC2]
  • Chenopodium standleyanum  (Standley’s Goosefoot) [CC3]
  • Cycloloma atriplicifolium  (Winged Pigweed) [CC4]
  • Dysphania ambrosioides  (Mexican Tea) [intro]
  • Froelichia floridana  (Cottonweed) [CC4] [intro]
  • Froelichia gracilis  (Slender Cottonweed) [CC3]
  • Iresine rhizomatosa  (Juda’s Bush) [CC5]
  • Salsola tragus  (Prickly Russian Thistle) [intro]

[CC] = Coefficient of Conservatism