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Achyranthes aspera

Achyranthes aspera L.

devils horsewhip

NCBG PLANT INDEX
ID_PLANT: ACAS
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Achyranthes aspera
GENUS: Achyranthes
FAMILY: AMARAN - Amaranthaceae (Amaranth Family)

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DURATION: Annual, Perennial
HABIT: Herb, Subshrub

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USDA Symbol: ACAS
USDA Common Name: Devil's Horsewhip
Native Status: L48 (I), HI (I), PR (I), VI (I)
Distribution: USA (, AL, FL, HI, LA, MD, TX), USA+ (PR, VI)
Duration: Annual, Perennial
Growth Habit: Subshrub, Forb/herb

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Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: UPL UPL UPL UPL FAC

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 2016 National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.3 (Lichvar, R.W., D.L. Banks, W.N. Kirchner, and N.C. Melvin. 2016. The National Wetland Plant List: 2016 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2016-30: 1-17. Published 28 April 2016. ISSN 2153 733X). Regions: AGCP-Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain, AK-Alaska, AW-Arid West, CB-Caribbean, EMP-Eastern Mountains and Piedmont, GP-Great Plains, HI-Hawaii, MW-Midwest, NCNE-Northcentral and Northeast, WMCV-Western Mountains, Valleys & Coast
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ABOUT FAMILY (Weakley Flora)
Amaranthaceae A.L. de Jussieu 1789 (Amaranth Family)
SUMMARY: A family of about 65 genera and 900 species, mostly herbs, but including shrubs and trees, nearly cosmopolitan, but most diverse in subtropical and temperate regions (Judd & Ferguson 1999).
REFERENCE: Robertson & Clemants in FNA (2003b); Townsend in Kubitzki, Rohwer, & Bittrich (1993); Judd & Ferguson (1999)=Z; Fuentes-Bazan, Uotila, & Borsch (2012); Fuentes-Bazan, Mansion, & Borsch (2012); Kühn in Kubitzki, Rohwer, & Bittrich (1993).
ABOUT GENUS (Weakley Flora)
Achyranthes Linnaeus 1753 (Chaff-flower)
SUMMARY: A genus of 6-8 species, of warm temperate and tropical regions of the Old World.
REFERENCE: Robertson in FNA (2003b); Townsend in Kubitzki, Rohwer, & Bittrich (1993). Key based closely on FNA.
HERBARIUM RESOURCES
SERNEC: Find Achyranthes aspera in Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)
UNC SERNEC: Find Achyranthes aspera in University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Herbarium - Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)

WEB RESOURCES
USDA: Find Achyranthes aspera in USDA Plants
NPIN: Find Achyranthes aspera in NPIN Database
FNA: Find Achyranthes aspera in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Achyranthes aspera

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Last Modified: 2017-06-12

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