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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Caryophyllales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Alternanthera sessilis   FAMILY Amaranthaceae


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Alternanthera sessilis   FAMILY Amaranthaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Sessile Joyweed


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image of Alternanthera sessilis, Sessile Joyweed

USDA APHIS PPQ Archive, USDA APHIS PPQ, Bugwood.org    bug_0015010

Month Unknown        

image of Alternanthera sessilis, Sessile Joyweed

Julia Scher, Federal Noxious Weeds Disseminules, USDA APHIS ITP, Bugwood.org     bug_5376308

Month Unknown        

image of Alternanthera sessilis, Sessile Joyweed

Julia Scher, Federal Noxious Weeds Disseminules, USDA APHIS ITP, Bugwood.org     bug_5376309

Month Unknown        

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Alternanthera sessilis   FAMILY Amaranthaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Alternanthera sessilis   FAMILY Amaranthaceae

 

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2948

Terrestrial or occasionally aquatic; Forb
Perennial

Non-native: Tropics

Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Rare in GA & SC

Look for it in disturbed wet muck, per Weakley's Flora

map
Click here to see a more detailed map from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium,

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INVASIVE

This plant is causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

 

 

...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
White
Bisexual
5 sepals
Petals absent
5 stamens, united at base

Flowers in axillary spikes

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Utricle

 

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