Achyranthes japonica var. hachijoensis

ClassificationDicots
FamilyAmaranthaceae
Family (Traditional)Amaranthaceae
GenusAchyranthes
Species: Achyranthes japonica
Infrapecies:Achyranthes japonica Honda var. hachijoensis
Common NameJapanese Chaff Flower
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Invasive Rank: KY-EPPC Severe Threat; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Region of Origin: Asia; Reproductive Phenology: June; Reproductive Phenology: July; Reproductive Phenology: August; Reproductive Phenology: September; Leaf Arrangement: opposite; 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; Base Flower Color: Green; Fruit Dehiscence: No; Fruit Type: Utricle; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Ovary Position: Superior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Petal Fusion: N/A; Sepal Fusion: N/A; Sepal Number: 0; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A
C value N/A
StatusNot Native; Invasive; KY[SNA] (State Rank); GNRTNR (Global Rank)

** Not applicable or data not available.

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.

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Ecoregions
  • 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

Synonyms

No synonyms exist for this species.

Specimens and Distribution

No specimens exist for this species.

Plant Photos

Achyranthes japonica var. hachijoensis - Tara Littlefield
Achyranthes japonica var. hachijoensis - Tara Littlefield