Amaranthus cruentus

Amaranthus cruentus

  • Amaranthus cruentus
  • Amaranthus cruentus
  • Flower name
    Amaranthus cruentus
  • Scientific name
    Amaranthus cruentus
  • Aliasスギモリケイトウ, Red amaranth, レッドアマランス
  • Place of originGuatemala
  • Place of floweringBotanical Gardens
  • Flowering seasonJuly, August, September

What is Amaranthus cruentus

Amaranthus cruentus (scientific name: Amaranthus cruentus) is a non-cold-tolerant annual herb native to Guatemala in the family Amaranthaceae. It is a tall, slender flowering spike with numerous small red flowers. The inflorescence is bushy and upright. It is cultivated as an ornamental plant throughout the world as its flowers are spectacular and bloom in unbroken succession. The seeds are rich in protein, including starch and the essential amino acid lysine, and are eaten as a cereal. The leaves become a vegetable and the flowers are used as dyes and medicines.

Common name: Amaranthus cruentus, scientific name: Amaranthus cruentus, also known as Red amaranth, Place of origin: Guatemala (Tropical America), Best viewing season: Summer, Leaf color: Purple, Inflorescence: Alternate, Inflorescence: Spike inflorescence, Flower color: Red.

  • Order
  • Family
  • Genus
  • Species
    A. caudatus
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Spikelet inflorescence
  • Petal shape
  • Leaf type
  • Edge of the leaf
  • Life typenon-cold-tolerant annual herb
  • Flower colorsPurple
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height100.0 ~ 200.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower8.0 ~ 15.0 cm

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