Palmer's Amaranth

Amaranthus palmeri

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Amaranthus palmeri is a species of edible flowering plant in the amaranth genus. It has several common names, including carelessweed, dioecious amaranth, Palmer's amaranth, Palmer amaranth, and Palmer's pigweed. It is native to most of the southern half of North America. Populations in the eastern United States are probably naturalized. It has also been introduced to Europe, Australia, and other areas. The plant is fast-growing and highly competiti

Careless Weed, Amaranth 5

Careless weed is a plant that is native to New Mexico, because of its valleys and high elevations. Its scientific name is Amaranthus palmeri. Carelessweed’s class is magnoliopsida, its order is caryophyllales, its family is amaranthaceae, its genus is amaranthus, and its species is amaranthus palmeri. We can determine that this is a flowering plant because of the name magnoliopsida. It is green and it has leaves on the top of it. The leaves can be cooked like spinach and this is very nutritious. Also it can be made into a bread. Its favorite habitat is interior valleys. Sheep like to eat this plant. One interesting fact about this plant is some of the seeds from this plant will pass right through the digestive system without being broken down.

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