rough-fruited amaranth, more...
[Acnida altissima Riddell ex Moq., more]
Etymology: Amaranthus: from the Greek amarantos for "unfading," referring to the long-lasting flowers
Plants: erect or drooping, annual, up to 6' tall forb with many branches
Flowers: red to brown, tiny, 0-5-parted; inflorescence of many densely-flowered, rounded, usually separated spikes from the leaf axils and at the end of the stem
Habitat: moist; usually ditches and shores
Conservation Status: Native
Flora of North America: Flora of North America Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 3, Wetland Indicator = OBL USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos Illinois Wildflowers: Wonderful photographs; detailed descriptions; color and leaf arrangement key