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.

Scientific NameAmaranthus albus
1987 Grand Canyon Flora NameAmaranthus graecizans
1987 Grand Canyon Flora page22
SEINet Image PageAmaranthus albus
USDA PlantsAmaranthus albus
Flora of North AmericaAmaranthus albus
Jepson Manual for California treatmentAmaranthus albus
Jepson Manual illustration page133
Kearney and Peebles NameAmaranthus graecizans
Kearney and Peebles Page #266
Vascular Plants of AZ name
Vascular Plants of AZ volume: page
Huisinga et al 2006 nameAmaranthus albus
Huisinga et al 2006 page numbers84-85
Epple Name-
Epple description page #-
Epple pix #-
McDougall 1964 nameAmaranthus 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