Catalan common name : Blet punxent. Marxant.
Province distribution : Balearic Islands. Barcelona. Castellón. Gerona. Lérida. Tarragona. Valencia.
Distribution in the islands : Formentera. Mallorca. Minorca.
Flowering time : July. August. September. October. November.
Life-forms : Terophyte.
Habitat : Humid soils, roads, cultivated zones...
Uses and properties : Edible or foodstuffs.
IUCN Category : Poco preocupante
Characteristics : A herb that grows erectly. It is the most robust Amaranthus that we have, being able to reach up to a metre in height. It forms a compact panicle at the top of the stalk. It was originally from North America, and is frequent in fields, roadsides and garden borders.
Status : Alien species.