Flower Database

Amaranthus caudatus

Basic information
Flower Name
Amaranthus caudatus
Formal Name
Amaranthus caudatus
Alias
アマランサス・カウダツス, 紐鶏頭, Amaranthus caudatus, アマランサス・カウダツス, Love Lies Bleeding, Tassel Flower
Habitat
India, tropical America, Africa
Morph
annual grass
Comment
Amaranthus caudatus or Love Lies Bleeding (scientific name: Amaranthus caudatus) is a large-scale annual grass of non-cold-resistant of the family Amaranthus, which is native to India, Tropical America and Africa. It makes hang a long flower stalk like a string in autumn. Flower color is red or green and red one is commonly seen. In Japanese name, it is called Senninkoku from the tradition that the hermit eats seeds from the shape of the flower stalks. This fruit is eaten in Brazil as well as hermit(Sennin). Recently it has been on the market as a natural food even in Japan.
Common name: Amaranthus caudatus or Love Lies Bleeding, Scientific name: Amaranthus caudatus , aka:Amaranthus, Amaranthus caudatus, Love Lies Bleeding, Tassel Flower, Origin: India, Tropical America or Africa, Plant Length: 100 to 200 cm, Inflorescence Length: 20 to 40 cm, Awashing Period: August to October.
Detailed information
Order
Caryophyllales
Family
Amaranthus
Genus
Amaranthus
Species
A. caudatus
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Spike Inflorescence
Petal shape
5petals
Leaf type
Broad ovate Leaf
Leaf edge
Serrated
Flowering place
Ct flower・Flower arrangement Pot flower
Color
Red, Green
Season
Aug Sep Oct
Height
100  ~ 200  [cm]
Diameter
1  ~ 1