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

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Taxonomic Rank

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Caryophyllidae
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Amaranthaceae
Genus: Alternanthera

Other System Links

Plants: ALSE4
Bayer: ALRSE
GRIN: 2713
ITIS: 20773

Synonyms and Other Names

Related Scientific Names:

Achyranthes sessilis (L.) R. Br. ex DC.(Synonym)
Alternanthera glabra (L.) R. Br. ex DC.(Synonym)
Gomphrena sessilis (L.) R. Br. ex DC.(Synonym)


Category: Aquatic
Category: Forbs/Herbs