Naturalized alien species (non-native) that was introduced in the last 500 years and naturalised within the Maltese natural habitats
Very Common Common
Frequent Scarce Rare
Very rare Extinct
Growth form :
Raunkiaer life form: THEROPHYTE (Annuals) Germination: Dicotyledon
Legal Protection :
Not Protected by Law (LN200/2011 or LN311/2006)
Red List (1989) :
Not listed in the Red Data Book of the Maltese Islands
Flowering Time :
Horticulture contaminant often in pots and gardens, but also escapes in waysides or field margins.
Prefers urban places such as Sliema and St. Julians. Distinct from other Amaranthus spp. by its conspicuous notch at the apex of leaves. Leaves of A. viridis also have a notch but very small and not consistent in all leaves.
Images (2 images)
Amaranthus blitum - Image Code: AMRBL-0.
Amaranthus blitum - Image Code: AMRBL-1.
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