Amaranthus arenicola

Family (Traditional)Amaranthaceae
Species:Amaranthus arenicola I. M. Johnston
Common NameSandhill Amaranth
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Annual; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: June; Reproductive Phenology: July; Reproductive Phenology: August; Reproductive Phenology: September; Reproductive Phenology: October; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: petiolate; Leaf Type: broadleaf; Leaf Venation: pinnate; Leaflet Margins: entire; Leaflet Number: 0; Anther Type: Dorsifixed; Base Flower Color: Red; Carpel Number/Pistil: 2; Fruit Dehiscence: Yes; Fruit Type: Utricle; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Hypanthium Present: No; Inflorescence Position: terminal; Inflorescence Types: panicle/thyrse; Inflorescence Types: raceme; Inflorescence Types: spike; Ovary Position: Superior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Perianth Present: Yes; Petal Fusion: No; Petal Number: 0; Pistil Complexity: Compound; Pistil Number: 1; Placentation Type: Basal; Sepal Fusion: No; Sepal Number: 3; Sepal Number: 5; Sexuality: dioecious; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 0; Stamen Number: 5; Tepal Fusion: No; Tepal Number: 3; Tepal Number: 5
C value N/A
StatusNot Native; AGCP (FACU), EMP (UPL) (NWPL); KY[SNA] (State Rank); G4G5 (Global Rank)
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Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

  • State Boundaries
  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim


No synonyms exist for this species.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Carlisle (KY), Fulton (KY), Shelby (TN), Tipton (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: EKY, MEM, TENN

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1964 - 1972

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
TENN-V-0090436 Tipton Tennessee
Amaranthus arenicola
MEM006275 Fulton Kentucky 23 Jul 1972 Raymond Athey
Amaranthus arenicola
MEM007068 Tipton Tennessee 17 Aug 1968 Sarah J. Warrington
Amaranthus arenicola
MEM006276 Shelby Tennessee 26 Aug 1971 John E. Thompson Jr.
Amaranthus arenicola
MEM004756 Carlisle Kentucky 26 Jul 1970 Raymond Athey
Amaranthus arenicola
TENN-V-0090435 Tipton Tennessee
Amaranthus arenicola
31234100193513 Fulton Kentucky 22 Aug 1964 Elizabeth M. Browne
Amaranthus arenicola
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