Palmer Amaranth

(Amaranthus palmeri)

Palmer Amaranth

Seedling Leaves Flowers Fruit
Palmer amaranth seedling palmer amaranth leaf palmer amaranth flowers Palmer amaranth fruit

Growing habits: Tall, erect branched summer annual herb

Root anatomy: Fibrous roots from large taproot, sometimes red

Leaf anatomy: Leaves alternate, ovate, prominent venation on underside

Reproduction: Terminal spike inflorescence, basically no lateral spikes, dioecious

References: Weeds of the South by Charles T. Bryson and Michael S. DeFelice