Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Amaranthaceae - Amaranthus tuberculatus

I'm not sure that anyone is still playing the family game, except for me. In fact, I don't even know if our scorekeepers are still keeping score! Nonetheless, I'm claiming the fantastic Amaranthaceae with Amaranthus tuberculatus (aka Acnida altissima).

Amaranthus tuberculatus is one of the dioecious members of this family. In the photo above, you can see the staminate flowers. I collected both a staminate plant and a pistillate plant to accurately identify this common species.

Amaranthus tuberculatus is found in muddy ground and ditches throughout much of the United States. This plant was photographed in Moline, Illinois on September 11, 2008.


Keith said...

Beautiful plant! Scorekeeping is still going on. I'll email an update momentarily. Amaranthaceae was claimed back on July 4th, 2008. Someone let me know if there is a way to post an Excel spreadsheet on the blog.

Scott said...

Oops. I should have checked to see if the family had been claimed. I didn't think anyone else paid much attention to the Amaranths!

I don't know if there is a way to post an Excel spreadsheet or not. Ben would be the person to ask.