Amaranthaceae – Amaranth Family

Plants in the Amaranth Family (Amaranthaceae) are annual or perennial herbs (rarely subshrubs) with simple, exstipulate (lacking stipules) leaves, small or minute flowers with a superior ovary, and small, mostly dry, bladder-like, single-seeded, indehiscent fruit. Some plants in the Amaranth Family are major agricultural weeds, while others are cultivated for use as cereal grains or potherbs.

Listed below are some of the southeastern Arizona plants in this family.