Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness
Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department
of Natural Sciences
Alternanthera caracasana Kunth
Achyranthes repens act.non Linnaeus
Alternanthera pungens of NM reports
Alternanthera repens of NM reports
Alternanthera caracasana, like some of the other amaranths, is a ground hugging dweller of city sidewalks
and disturbed areas. It is a highly branched. The leaves are opposite, and those leaves that are opposite each other
are very unequal in size. The flowers are surrounded by white floral bracts and there are five stamens.
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Alternanthera caracasana, photo Russ Kleinman & Bill Norris, Silver City, June 22, 2008
Alternanthera caracasana, in flower, photo Russ Kleinman & Bill Norris, Silver City, June 5, 2009
Alternanthera caracasana, 5x field macro of flower, photo Russ Kleinman & Bill Norris, Silver City, June 5, 2009
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