Mature seeds, each with four papery wings. Along the New River, Peoria, Maricopa Co., Arizona, USA on 25 Nov. 2018.
FRUIT: Three or four, vertical papery wings enclose a single-seeded
achene. An abundance of these winged seeds on upper branches eventually turn a
golden brown and rustle in the breeze.
The flowers occur in dense panicles and can produce abundant pollen. Sierra Vista, Cochise Co., Arizona, USA on 14 July 2018.
Amaranthaceae (includes Chenopodiaceae) -- Goosefoot Family
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Michael J. Plagens, page created 14 July 2000,
updated 25 Nov. 2018.