Alternanthera sessilis (L.) R. Br. ex Dc.
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Alternanthera triandra Lam; Gomphrena sessilis L; Sessile joyweed; Gomphrena sessilis; Achyranthes sessilis; Achyranthes sessilis (L) Desf ex Steud; Alternanthera glabra Moq
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Alternanthera sessilis (L.) R. Br. ex DC.
sessile joyweed

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General Information
Symbol: ALSE4
Group: Dicot
Family: Amaranthaceae
Duration: Annual
Perennial
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Native Status : HI   I
L48   I
PB   I
PR   N
VI   N
Other Common Names: okulabeluulechad (Palau)
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Mark A. Garland. United States, FL, Alachua Co., Gainesville, Florida Division of Plant Industry. Usage Requirements .

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Mark A. Garland. United States, FL, Alachua Co., Gainesville, Florida Division of Plant Industry. Usage Requirements .

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Synonyms

Symbol Scientific Name
ACSE4 Achyranthes sessilis (L.) Desf. ex Steud.
ALGL11 Alternanthera glabra Moq.
GOSE2 Gomphrena sessilis L.

Classification

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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Caryophyllidae
Order Caryophyllales
Family Amaranthaceae – Amaranth family
Genus Alternanthera Forssk. – joyweed
Species Alternanthera sessilis (L.) R. Br. ex DC. – sessile joyweed

Subordinate Taxa

This plant has no children

Legal Status

Noxious Weed Information
This plant is listed by the U.S. federal government or a state. Common names are from state and federal lists. Click on a place name to get a complete noxious weed list for that location, or click here for a composite list of all Federal and State Noxious Weeds .
United States : sessile joyweed Noxious weed
Alabama sessile joyweed Class A noxious weed
Arkansas Alternanthera
alligatorweed Noxious weed
California sessile joyweed Quarantine
Florida sessile joyweed Noxious weed
Massachusetts sessile joyweed Prohibited
Minnesota sessile joyweed Prohibited noxious weed
North Carolina sessile joyweed Class A noxious weed
Oregon sessile joyweed Quarantine
South Carolina sessile joyweed Plant pest
Vermont sessile joyweed Class A noxious weed
U.S. Weed Information
Alternanthera Alternanthera sessilis sessile joyweed This plant and the related entity italicized and indented above can be weedy or invasive according to the authoritative sources noted below.This plant may be known by one or more common names in different places, and some are listed above. Click on an acronym to view each weed list, or click here for a composite list of Weeds of the U.S.
US USDA, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ). 2012. Federal noxious weed list (1 February 2012). USDA, APHIS, PPQ. Washington, DC.
STATE Assorted authors. State noxious weed lists for 46 states . State agriculture or natural resource departments.

Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status

Top Level Regions
Caribbean FAC
Hawaii FAC
Hawaii
South Pacific Islands FACW
North America
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain OBL
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont FAC

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  Alternanthera sessilis    (L.) R. Brown, 1810 
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Alternanthera sessilis (L.) R. Br. ex DC.
sessile joyweed

Image of Alternanthera sessilis

General Information
Symbol: ALSE4
Group: Dicot
Family: Amaranthaceae
Duration: Annual
Perennial
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Native Status : HI   I
L48   I
PB   I
PR   N
VI   N
Other Common Names: okulabeluulechad (Palau)
Data Source and Documentation
About our new maps
Plants-NRCS Logos
green round image for nativity Native blue round image for introduced Introduced ocre round image for introduced and nativity Both white round image for no status Absent/Unreported
image for native, but no county data Native, No County Data image for introduced, but no county data Introduced, No County Data both introduced and native, but no county data Both, No County Data
Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Navassa Island NAV    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM    North America NA   

Images

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Mark A. Garland. United States, FL, Alachua Co., Gainesville, Florida Division of Plant Industry. Usage Requirements .

Mark A. Garland. United States, FL, Alachua Co., Gainesville, Florida Division of Plant Industry. Usage Requirements .

Mark A. Garland. United States, FL, Alachua Co., Gainesville, Florida Division of Plant Industry. Usage Requirements .

slideshow

Synonyms

Symbol Scientific Name
ACSE4 Achyranthes sessilis (L.) Desf. ex Steud.
ALGL11 Alternanthera glabra Moq.
GOSE2 Gomphrena sessilis L.

Classification

Click on a scientific name below to expand it in the PLANTS Classification Report.
Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Caryophyllidae
Order Caryophyllales
Family Amaranthaceae – Amaranth family
Genus Alternanthera Forssk. – joyweed
Species Alternanthera sessilis (L.) R. Br. ex DC. – sessile joyweed

Subordinate Taxa

This plant has no children

Legal Status

Noxious Weed Information
This plant is listed by the U.S. federal government or a state. Common names are from state and federal lists. Click on a place name to get a complete noxious weed list for that location, or click here for a composite list of all Federal and State Noxious Weeds .
United States : sessile joyweed Noxious weed
Alabama sessile joyweed Class A noxious weed
Arkansas Alternanthera
alligatorweed Noxious weed
California sessile joyweed Quarantine
Florida sessile joyweed Noxious weed
Massachusetts sessile joyweed Prohibited
Minnesota sessile joyweed Prohibited noxious weed
North Carolina sessile joyweed Class A noxious weed
Oregon sessile joyweed Quarantine
South Carolina sessile joyweed Plant pest
Vermont sessile joyweed Class A noxious weed
U.S. Weed Information
Alternanthera Alternanthera sessilis sessile joyweed This plant and the related entity italicized and indented above can be weedy or invasive according to the authoritative sources noted below.This plant may be known by one or more common names in different places, and some are listed above. Click on an acronym to view each weed list, or click here for a composite list of Weeds of the U.S.
US USDA, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ). 2012. Federal noxious weed list (1 February 2012). USDA, APHIS, PPQ. Washington, DC.
STATE Assorted authors. State noxious weed lists for 46 states . State agriculture or natural resource departments.

Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status

Top Level Regions
Caribbean FAC
Hawaii FAC
Hawaii
South Pacific Islands FACW
North America
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain OBL
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont FAC

Related Links

More Accounts and Images
ARS Germplasm Resources Information Network (ALSE4)
Flora of North America (ALSE4)
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ACSE4)
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ALGL11)
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ALSE4)
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (GOSE2)
USF Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants (ALSE4)
Related Websites
Aquatic Plant Index Image (ALSE4)
FL-Virtual Herbarium Specimen (ALSE4)
Japanese weed photo (ALSE4)
Japanese weed photo: fruit & seeds (ALSE4)

Wildlife

Food

Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds

Cover

Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds

Description of Values

Value Class Food Cover


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6. Alternanthera sessilis (Linnaeus) R. Brown ex de Candolle, Cat. Pl. Hort. Monsp. 77. 1813.

Sessile joyweed

Gomphrena sessilis Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 1: 225. 1753

Herbs, annual or perennial, 2-6 dm. Stems procumbent, pubes-cent in lines, glabrate. Leaves sessile; blade elliptic to oblong or oblanceolate, 1.2-5 × 0.5-2.2 cm, apex obtuse to acute, glabrous. Inflorescences axillary, sessile; heads white, subglobose or ovoid, 0.5-1.1 cm; bracts keeled, ca. 1 /2 as long as tepals. Flowers: tepals white, ovate to lanceolate, 2-3.5 mm, apex acuminate, hairs not barbed; stamens 5; anthers 3-5, globose; pseudostaminodes subulate, margins laciniate. Utricles included within tepals, sides exerted in mature fruit, greenish stramineous, obcordate, 1.3-1.7 mm, apex retuse. Seeds lenticular, 0.9-1.1 mm.

Flowering summer-early fall. Wet disturbed areas; 0-20 m; introduced, Ala., Fla., Ga., La.; Mexico; West Indies; Central America (Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Panama); South America; Africa; Asia.

Alternanthera sessilis is reported from Maryland, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Texas, but I have seen no specimens from these states.

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Alternanthera sessilis
Alternanthera sessilis
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Alternanthera sessilis var.
Alternanthera sessilis var.
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Alternanthera sessilis var.
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Alternanthera sessilis var.
Alternanthera sessilis var.
ID: 4444 4444 1110 0047 [detail]
© 2010 Moorea Biocode

Alternanthera sessilis var.
Alternanthera sessilis var.
ID: 4444 4444 1110 0046 [detail]
© 2010 Moorea Biocode

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