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PlantFiles: Roughfruit Amaranth
Amaranthus tuberculatus

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Family: Amaranthaceae
Genus: Amaranthus (am-uh-RANTH-us) (Info)
Species: tuberculatus (tew-ber-kew-LAY-tus) (Info)

Synonym:Amaranthus rudis
Synonym:Acnida tuberculata
Synonym:Amaranthus altissimus
Synonym:Acnida tamariscina var. prostrata
Synonym:Amaranthus ambigens

2 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Annuals

Height:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:
Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:
Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Green

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Herbaceous
Smooth-Textured
Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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No positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral Joan On Aug 1, 2009, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Additional synonyms:

Acnida altissima
Acnida altissima var. prostrata
Acnida altissima var. subnuda
Acnida concatenata
Acnida subnuda
Acnida tamariscina
Amaranthus tamariscinus
Amaranthus tuberculatus var. prostratus
Amaranthus tuberculatus var. subnudus

Neutral frostweed On Nov 12, 2006, frostweed from Josephine, Arlington, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Roughfruit Amaranth, Amaranthus tuberculatus, is native to Texas and other States.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Coushatta, Louisiana



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