Spanish common name : Bledo blanco. Taramago.
Province distribution : Alicante. Balearic Islands. Barcelona. Castellón. Gerona. Lérida. Tarragona. Valencia.
Distribution in the islands : Formentera. Ibiza. Mallorca. Minorca.
General distribution : Mediterranean
Flowering time : May. June. July. August. September. October. November.
Life-forms : Terophyte.
Habitat : Cultivated fields.
IUCN Category : Poco preocupante
Characteristics : A branchy Amaranthus, ordinarily found growing prostrate and with whitish stems. Leaves are very rigid and small, with an ondulate margin and a mucronate apex. Can be mistaken for Amaranthus blitoides, precisely because of the stemís whitish tones and other floral characteristics.
Observations : This is a much cited plant in the Balearic Islands although actually itís not very frequent, perhaps A. blitoides has been oft mistakenly identified as this species.
Status : Alien species.
Origen : Amèrica N