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Photographed in eastern Maricopa Co., Arizona. May 10, 2008. A high resolution image has been added to the Wikimedia Project.
An etching by Hippolyte Coste (1858-1924), Flore descriptive et illustrée de la France, de la Corse et des contrées limitrophes, published from 1900 to 1906 by Paul Klincksieck. The image is also part of the Wikimedia Project.
ANNUAL : Robust weed of disturbed ground evident from mid spring though autumn. Often growing prostrate on the
ground but may begin growing upright and later forming a tumbleweed when
mature. Plants may grow to over a meter in
diameter. Eventually the dried plant may break loose from its root system to be
tumbled along by the wind - dispersing its seeds along the way.
Amaranthaceae -- Amaranthus Family
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