Data about <i>Amaranthus retroflexus</i>

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Distribution

Data about <i>Amaranthus retroflexus</i>
native range includes
Additional detail Lower 48 United States of America USDA NRCS PLANTS Database  
introduced range includes
Additional detail Alaska, USA USDA NRCS PLANTS Database  
Additional detail Canada USDA NRCS PLANTS Database  
Additional detail Hawaii, USA USDA NRCS PLANTS Database  
Additional detail St. Pierre and Miquelon (France) USDA NRCS PLANTS Database  
Additional detail United States (USA) US Forest Service Fire Effects Information Service  

Physical Description

Data about <i>Amaranthus retroflexus</i>
  • plant growth habit
    The general growth form of a plant - its size and branching - also its woodiness. Some plants have different growth habits depending on environment or location, so a plant can have more than one value.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/PlantHabit
plant growth habit
Additional detail forb/herb
  • forb/herb
    Vascular plant without significant woody tissue above or at the ground. Forbs and herbs may be annual, biennial, or perennial but always lack significant thickening by secondary woody growth and have perennating buds borne at or below the ground surface. In the PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov/), graminoids are excluded but ferns, horsetails, lycopods, and whisk-ferns are included.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/forbHerb
USDA NRCS PLANTS Database  
Additional detail forb/herb
  • forb/herb
    Vascular plant without significant woody tissue above or at the ground. Forbs and herbs may be annual, biennial, or perennial but always lack significant thickening by secondary woody growth and have perennating buds borne at or below the ground surface. In the PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov/), graminoids are excluded but ferns, horsetails, lycopods, and whisk-ferns are included.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/forbHerb
US Forest Service Fire Effects Information Service  

Ecology

Data about <i>Amaranthus retroflexus</i>
habitat
Additional detail clay
  • clay
    A group of hydrous aluminium phyllosilicate (phyllosilicates being a subgroup of silicate minerals) minerals (see clay minerals), that are typically less than 2micrometres in diameter. Clay consists of a variety of phyllosilicate minerals rich in silicon and aluminium oxides and hydroxides which include variable amounts of structural water.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00002982
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail coast
  • coast
    The general region of indefinite width that extends from the sea inland to the first major change in terrain features.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000303
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail cultivated habitat
  • cultivated habitat
    A geographical feature modified by humans by the preparation of the land, usually for the purposes of growing crops.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000113
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail elevation
  • elevation
    A landform elevated above the surrounding area.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000176
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail garden
  • garden
    An enclosure for displaying selected plant or animal life.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000011
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail gravel
  • gravel
    Gravel is an environmental material which is composed of pieces of rock that are at least two millimeters (2mm) in its largest dimension and no more than 75 millimeters.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_01000018
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail lake
  • lake
    A body of water or other liquid of considerable size contained on a body of land.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000020
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail Large river biome Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail loam
  • loam
    A soil composed of sand, silt, and clay in relatively even concentration (about 40-40-20% concentration respectively).
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00002258
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail orchard
  • orchard
    An intentional planting of trees or shrubs maintained for food, typically fruit, production.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000115
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail plain
  • plain
    A region of general uniform slope, comparatively level, and of considerable extent.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000086
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail plateau
  • plateau
    An elevated and comparatively level expanse of land.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000182
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail prairie
  • prairie
    An area of land of low topographic relief that historically supported grasses and herbs, with few trees, and having generally a mesic (moderate or temperate) climate. Dominated by tall grasses (contrast steppe).
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000260
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail prairie
  • prairie
    An area of land of low topographic relief that historically supported grasses and herbs, with few trees, and having generally a mesic (moderate or temperate) climate. Dominated by tall grasses (contrast steppe).
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000260
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail railway
  • railway
    A permanent way having one or more rails which provides a track for cars.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000065
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail sand
  • sand
    A naturally occurring granular material composed of finely divided rock and mineral particles.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_01000017
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail shore
  • shore
    That part of the land in immediate contact with a body of water including the area between high and low water lines.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000304
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail soil
  • soil
    Any material within 2 m from the Earth's surface that is in contact with the atmosphere, with the exclusion of living organisms, areas with continuous ice not covered by other material, and water bodies deeper than 2 m.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00001998
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail soil
  • soil
    Any material within 2 m from the Earth's surface that is in contact with the atmosphere, with the exclusion of living organisms, areas with continuous ice not covered by other material, and water bodies deeper than 2 m.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00001998
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail soil
  • soil
    Any material within 2 m from the Earth's surface that is in contact with the atmosphere, with the exclusion of living organisms, areas with continuous ice not covered by other material, and water bodies deeper than 2 m.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00001998
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail stream
  • stream
    Linear body of water flowing on the Earth's surface.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000023
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail stream valley
  • stream valley
    A valley that contains, and has been formed by, a stream.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000129
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail temperate Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail tropical Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail waste Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail waste Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail watercourse Environments - EOL project  
habitat
Additional detail non-marine IRMNG - Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera.  
  • wetland indicator status (NWPL)
    Five indicator statuses, or ratings, are used in the United States National Wetland Plant List to designate a plant species’ preference for occurrence in a wetland or upland: Upland (UPL), Facultative Upland (FACU), Facultative (FAC), Facultative Wetland (FACW), and Obligate Wetland (OBL). The statuses represent the estimated probability of a species occurring in wetlands versus nonwetlands in a region.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/WetlandIndicatorStatus
wetland indicator status (NWPL)
Additional detail facultative National Wetland Plant List  
Additional detail facultative upland
  • facultative upland
    Nonhydrophyte. Usually occur in non-wetlands, but may occur in wetlands.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/nwpl_facu
National Wetland Plant List  
Additional detail facultative upland
  • facultative upland
    Nonhydrophyte. Usually occur in non-wetlands, but may occur in wetlands.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/nwpl_facu
National Wetland Plant List  
Additional detail facultative upland
  • facultative upland
    Nonhydrophyte. Usually occur in non-wetlands, but may occur in wetlands.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/nwpl_facu
National Wetland Plant List  
Additional detail facultative upland
  • facultative upland
    Nonhydrophyte. Usually occur in non-wetlands, but may occur in wetlands.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/nwpl_facu
National Wetland Plant List  
Additional detail facultative upland
  • facultative upland
    Nonhydrophyte. Usually occur in non-wetlands, but may occur in wetlands.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/nwpl_facu
National Wetland Plant List  
Additional detail facultative upland
  • facultative upland
    Nonhydrophyte. Usually occur in non-wetlands, but may occur in wetlands.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/nwpl_facu
National Wetland Plant List  
Additional detail upland National Wetland Plant List  
Additional detail upland National Wetland Plant List  
  • interacts with
    an organism has an effect on another organism in the community.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/interactsWith
interacts with
Additional detail Amaranth GloBI  
Additional detail Pigweed GloBI  
Additional detail White Rusts GloBI  
Additional detail Wilsoniana GloBI  
Additional detail Wilsoniana bliti GloBI  
  • interacts with
    an organism has an effect on another organism in the community.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/interactsWithreverse
interacts with
Additional detail Amaranth GloBI  
Additional detail Pigweed GloBI  
Additional detail Redroot Amaranth GloBI  
Additional detail Redroot Amaranth GloBI  
Additional detail White Rusts GloBI  
Additional detail Wilsoniana GloBI  
Additional detail Wilsoniana bliti GloBI  
  • has predator
    is consumed for energetic or other nutritional needs (by another organism)
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/HasPredator
has predator
Additional detail Common Sooty Wing GloBI  
Additional detail Hesperioidea GloBI  
Additional detail Mazans Scallopwing GloBI  
Additional detail Skipper Butterflies GloBI  
Additional detail Sootywings GloBI  
Additional detail Staphylus GloBI  
elevation median
Additional detail 54.3 m Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)  
mean Additional detail 63.2 m Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)  
min Additional detail 0 m Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)  
max Additional detail 333.4 m Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)  
measurement Additional detail 2,926 m Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Department of Botany  

Life History and Behavior

Data about <i>Amaranthus retroflexus</i>
life cycle habit
Additional detail annual
  • annual
    Of plant duration, a plant whose life span ends within one year after germination, e.g. a winter annual germinating in the autumn and flowering in the spring (esp. in Mediterranean climates), approximately synonymous to therophyte, c.f. biennial, ephemeral, perennial, c.f. also of flowering with respect to architecture, hapaxanthic, monocarpic, pleonanthic.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/annual
USDA NRCS PLANTS Database  

Conservation

Data about <i>Amaranthus retroflexus</i>
extinction status
Additional detail extant IRMNG - Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera.  

Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Data about <i>Amaranthus retroflexus</i>
invasive in
Additional detail United States (USA) US Forest Service Fire Effects Information Service  
  • invasive/noxious listings
    Indicates whether a taxon is listed on a global or regional list of invasive organisms or whether it has special legal status due to its negative impact on human welfare or ecosystems.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/InvasiveNoxiousStatus
invasive/noxious listings
Additional detail Weeds of Nebraska and the Great Plains
  • Weeds of Nebraska and the Great Plains
    Organism is listed in Stubbendieck, J., G.Y. Friisoe, & M.R. Bolick. 1994. Weeds of Nebraska and the Great Plains. Nebraska Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Plant Industry. Lincoln, Nebraska. 589pp.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/weedsOfNebraska
USDA NRCS PLANTS Database  
Additional detail Weeds of the Northeast
  • Weeds of the Northeast
    Organism is listed in Uva, R.H., J.C. Neal, & J.M. DiTomaso. 1997. Weeds of the Northeast. Cornell University Press. Ithaca, New York. 397pp.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/weedsOfTheNortheast
USDA NRCS PLANTS Database  
Additional detail Weeds of the United States and Canada
  • Weeds of the United States and Canada
    Organism is listed in Southern Weed Science Society. 1998. Weeds of the United States and Canada. CD-ROM. Southern Weed Science Society. Champaign, Illinois.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/southernWeedScienceSociety
USDA NRCS PLANTS Database  
Additional detail Weeds of the West
  • Weeds of the West
    Organism listed in Whitson, T.D. (ed.) et al. 1996. Weeds of the West. Western Society of Weed Science in cooperation with Cooperative Extension Services, University of Wyoming. Laramie, Wyoming. 630pp.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/weedsOfTheWest
USDA NRCS PLANTS Database  

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