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Amaranth Family
7 species
Redroot Pigweed
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Amaranthaceae (Amaranth family)
Genus: Amaranthus
Species: Retroflexus
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Annual - also known as Green Amaranth, Redroot
Amaranth - native to tropical America
Lamb's-quarters
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Amaranthaceae (Amaranth family)
Genus: Chenopodium
Species: Album
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Annual - also known as White Goosefoot, Pigweed -
formerly in the Goosefoot (Chenopodiaceae) family which is
now included in the Amaranth family - native to Europe
Class: Magnoliopsida
Updated February 26 2012
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Strawberry-blite
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Amaranthaceae (Amaranth family)
Genus: Chenopodium
Species: Capitatum
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Annual - also known as Blite Goosefoot, Strawberry
Goosefoot - formerly in the Goosefoot (Chenopodiaceae)
family which is now included in the Amaranth family -
inhabits recently disturbed sites - native to northern North
America
Updated September 2 2010
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Red Amaranth
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Amaranthaceae (Amaranth family)
Genus: Amaranthus
Species: Cruentus?
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Annual - also known as Purple Amaranth - native to tropical
America
Updated September 2 2010
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Updated August 25 2011
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Orach
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Amaranthaceae (Amaranth family)
Genus: Atriplex
Species: Patula (also Hastata?)
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Annual - also known as Spearscale, Saltbush, Spear
Orache -
monoecious - formerly in the Goosefoot
(Chenopodiaceae) family which is now included in the
Amaranth family - Hastata is a variety or sub-species of A.
patula? - native to Europe, Asia and north Africa?
Class: Magnoliopsida
Updated January 13 2012
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Mexican Fireweed
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Amaranthaceae (Amaranth family)
Genus: Bassia (also Kochia)
Species: Scoparia
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Annual - also known as Kochia, Summer Cypress, Broom
Cypress, Burningbush - formerly in the Goosefoot
(Chenopodiaceae) family which is now included in the
Amaranth family - native to Eurasia
Class: Magnoliopsida
Updated December 28 2011
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Oak-leaved Goosefoot
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Amaranthaceae (Amaranth family)
Genus: Chenopodium
Species: Glaucum
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Annual - also known as Oakleaf Goosefoot - formerly in the
Goosefoot (Chenopodiaceae) family which is now included
in the Amaranth family - native to eastern Canada
Class: Magnoliopsida
Updated October 31 2015
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Oak-leaved Goosefoot
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Amaranthaceae (Amaranth family)
Genus: Chenopodium
Species: Glaucum
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Annual - also known as Oakleaf Goosefoot - formerly in the
Goosefoot (Chenopodiaceae) family which is now included
in the Amaranth family - native to eastern Canada
Class: Magnoliopsida
Updated October 31 2015
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Lamb's-quarters - flower 2 to 3 mm - panicle approx. 8 cm - leaves 3 to 10 cm - height to 1.8 m - Lower Don Valley (Crother's Woods) - September 2010
Strawberry-blite - flower 2 to 3 mm - spherical spike approx. 1 cm - leaves to 10 cm (decreasing with height) - height to 60 cm - Lower Don Valley (Crother's Woods) - July 2010
Red Amaranth - panicle approx. 20 cm - leaves approx. 20 cm - height to 2.5 m - Lower Don Valley (Crother's Woods) - August 2010
Orach - flower tiny - leaves to 10 cm - height to 1 m - East Don Valley (Charles Sauriol Conservation Area) - September 2011
Mexican Fireweed with Common Tansy - flower approx. 3 mm - leaves to 5 cm - height to 1.5 m - Lower Don Valley (Crother's Woods) - August 2010
Redroot Pigweed - flower 2 to 4 mm - panicle to 20 cm - leaves 4 to 15 cm - height to 1 m - High Park - August 2010
Oak-leaved Goosefoot - flower tiny - leaves to 4 cm - height to 40 cm - East Don Valley (Charles Sauriol Conservation Area) - August 2011
Oak-leaved Goosefoot - flower tiny - leaves to 4 cm - height to 40 cm - Guildwood Park - October 2010
Red Amaranth
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Amaranthaceae (Amaranth family)
Genus: Amaranthus
Species: Cruentus?
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Annual - variety of above known as Velvet Curtain?
Updated September 2 2010
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Red Amaranth - panicle approx. 5 cm - leaves approx. 7 cm - height approx. 30 cm - Don Mills - August 2015