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Khakiweed (Alternanthera pungens)


Alternanthera Pungens, or more commonly know as Khakiweed, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) of the genus Alternanthera. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. Alternanthera Pungens or Khakiweed's floral region is North America US Lower 48, Hawaii and Puerto Rico, specifically in the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, New York, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia.

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Alternanthera
  • Family: Amaranthaceae
  • Order: Caryophyllales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (I) HI (I) PR (I)
  • PLANTS Invasive Status: WSWS

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