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Sessile Joyweed (Alternanthera sessilis)

Sessile Joyweed (Alternanthera Sessilis) http://www.sagebud.com/sessile-joyweed-alternanthera-sessilis
Credit: Robert H. Mohlenbrock. USDA SCS. 1989. Midwest wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide to plant species. Midwest National Technical Center, Lincoln, NE. Courtesy of USDA NRCS Wetland Science Institute. | http://plants.usda.g... | License: PD
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Alternanthera Sessilis, or more commonly know as Sessile Joyweed, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) of the genus Alternanthera. Its duration is annual which means it grows for one season only. Alternanthera Sessilis or Sessile Joyweed's floral region is North America US Lower 48, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and The Virgin Islands, specifically in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, South Carolina and Texas.

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Alternanthera
  • Family: Amaranthaceae
  • Order: Caryophyllales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Annual Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (I) HI (I) PR (N) VI (N)
  • Federal Noxious Status: NW
  • Federal Noxious Common Name: sessile joyweed
  • State Noxious Status: AL (CAW) CA (Q) FL (NW) MA (P) MN (PNW) NC (CAW) OR (Q) SC (PP) VT (CAW)
  • State Noxious Common Name: AL (sessile joyweed) CA (sessile joyweed) FL (sessile joyweed) MA (sessile joyweed) MN (sessile joyweed) NC (sessile joyweed) OR (sessile joyweed) SC (sessile joyweed) VT (sessile joyweed)
  • PLANTS Invasive Status: STATE US
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: FACU FAC
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 2(FACU) C(FAC) H(FAC)




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