Amaranthus viridis, Fam. Amaranthaceae
An erect annual herb to 40cm. Stems are green or occasionally red. Previously Amaranthus gracilis.
Other invasive plants
Invasive plants that are not prohibited or restricted invasive plants, but are known to spread readily and cause negative impacts, within the region.
|Form or habit:||Herb|
Alternate lance-shaped to 150mm long, green to reddish-flushed; sometimes blunt to indented at the apex and tapering into a 7-70mm long leaf stalk
|Flower description:||Small pale, densely clustered in elongated green to yellowish spikes.|
|Fruit description:||Small round wrinkled dehiscent fruit with lens-shaped black-brown seeds about 1mm across.|
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|Toxicity:||Toxic or irritant to domestic pets|
|Notes:||Spread by: probably the seeds in contaminated soil and by animals. Invades/threats: disturbed areas, summer crops, vegetables, cultivated land and gardens. Suspected to be toxic to poultry and stock. Spinach-like and edible when cooked. Environmental weed.|
|Information sources:||Mackay Regional Pest Management Group (2018) Weeds of the Mackay Whitsunday Region Second Edition.|