*Amaranthus albus L.

Stems white, rigid. Spikes nearly all axillary, short. Bracts 3–4 mm long. Leaves obovate to lanceolate, 2–3 cm long, 5–10 mm wide, mucronate, petiole short reducing in size towards the apex of the flowering stems. Fruit c. as long as the perianth. Almost glabrous annual 20–80 cm high. Widespread. Uncommon weed. Introd. from Trop. America. Tumble Weed