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The distribution maps for the Arrasa Con Todo are from the Plants Database of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Arrasa Con Todo, also known as Prostrate Globe Amaranth, is native to the American tropics.  In the United States, it is found in Florida, Georgia, and Texas.  It is a low-growing annual or perennial herb often seen along roadsides, sandy open areas, and woodlands.  It is also frequently seen in lawns and other landscaped areas where it is considered a nuisance weed.

In Florida, it grows year-round.  Its height can be from 2-6 inches.  It has green lance-shaped leaves varying from 0.5 - 2 inches long that are oppositely attached to sprawling or ascending stem.

The white flower heads are spherical to cylindrical in shape, about 0.25 inch wide and up to 0.6 inch long. These heads contain numerous tubular white flowers, with each tiny flower surrounded by two white bracts.

The photos on this page were taken in Deep Creek in Charlotte County.