Plant Species of the Bright Angel Trail:
*tumble pigweed, Amaranthus albus
This is a non-native species.
See Plant Guide to Bright Angel Trail for an introduction to this page, especially the Introduction To These Species Pages.
This page is just a shell to hold my photographs and reference information for now, so that readers can see the photographs and this taxon. The identification status, voucher info, and discussion of the species will be added in the future.
Identification status: .
From a SEINet search on 29 September 2007, there are vouchers of this species from the Coconino County portion of the Grand Canyon. The nearest are at: ; and . Note that there may be additional vouchers at other herbaria not available through SEINet.
First occurrence on Bright Angel Trail: mile 0.05, elevation 6818 feet (2078 m).
Number of plants along Trail: at least 5 plants were found in at least 2different locations in September 2007. More plants would probably be found in a wetter year.
From 5 September 2007, mile 0.05:
See Resources for Grand Canyon Flora for further information on most of these references. Entries in the second column are either the name used in that source or a page reference. The name is linked to online pages when available. If a given reference does not contain this taxon, the entry is either left blank or contains a hyphen.
Family Amaranthaceae Scientific Name Amaranthus albus 1987 Grand Canyon Flora Name Amaranthus graecizans 1987 Grand Canyon Flora page 22 SEINet Image Page Amaranthus albus USDA Plants Amaranthus albus Flora of North America Amaranthus albus Jepson Manual for California treatment Amaranthus albus Jepson Manual illustration page 133 Kearney and Peebles Name Amaranthus graecizans Kearney and Peebles Page # 266 Vascular Plants of AZ name Vascular Plants of AZ volume: page Huisinga et al 2006 name Amaranthus albus Huisinga et al 2006 page numbers 84-85 Epple Name - Epple description page # - Epple pix # - McDougall 1964 name Amaranthus graecizans McDougall 1964 page # 84 Brian 2000 Name Phillips 1979 name - Phillips 1979 page # - Stockert 1967 name - Stockert 1967 page # -
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Last Update: 29 September 2007