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Amaranthus albus L., it is an annual and grows primarily in the temperate biome.

Life Form: Th

Flowering in: Mar-May

Vern: —-

Phytochoria: COSM

The native range of this species is S. U.S.A. to NE. Mexico.

Notes: Introduced in Libya

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Distribution in Libya
Al-Jafarah Plain Benghazi Plain Al-Jabal Al-Akhder Qibla area
Tripoli 1967, 1977 Wadi El Ghattara 2010 Wadi El Ghattara 2010 Wadis South of Mizda 2013


Bibliographic references:  
First: Encyclopedia Flora of Libyan:  
Jafri, S. M. H. & El-Gadi, A. (1977) Flora of Libya, Amaranthaceae Vol. (42) Department of Botany, Al-Faateh Univ., Tripoli, Libya.
Second: Researches and PhD theses, master theses , Sorted by Newest:  
El Rabiai, G.T., Al tira, F. M., Lamlom, S. H (2010) Preliminary Checklist for the Flora of Wadi El Ghattara in Libya. Journal of Science and Its Applications Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 39-47.

Flora of Wadi El Ghattara 2010
Mohamed, F.J. (2013) A Taxonomic Study of Wadis Flora South of Mizda at the intersections with Mizda-Sebha Highway. Master Thesis. Department of Botany-Faculty of Science-Sebha University. Libya. (In Arabic)