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[Amaranthus albus var. pubescens L., more]
Etymology: Amaranthus: from the Greek amarantos for "unfading," referring to the long-lasting flowers
Plants: erect, annual, 40" tall, bushy, spiny forb; whitish, smooth stems multi-branched forming a rounded clump; taprooted
Leaves: alternate, whitish beneath; those on the stem long-stalked, ovate; those on the branches short-stalked
Flowers: green, 5-parted, no petals, only sepals; inflorescence dense clusters of flowers from the leaf axils
Habitat: disturbed sites