Further information Key characteristics Eleven species of amaranth have been found in New Zealand, all introduced from tropical or subtropical regions. Some species were cultivated as ornamental garden plants and have then escaped. Others are limited in their distribution All species grow as weeds in dry places, around towns and cities and especially in waste places and near docks and rail yards. Some are also serious weeds of summer crops, notably maize Originating from warm countries, amaranths tend to germinate in late spring, grow and flower in the summer.
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Stems are branched from base, glabrous or covered with crisped hairs. The flowers are unisexual and are yellow with round black seeds that are 1—1. A common way to cook Amaranthus graecizans was to cook it in buttermilk , or to squeeze fresh lime -juice over it. Related Research Articles Amaranthus blitum, commonly called purple amaranth or Guernsey pigweed, is an annual plant species in economically important plant family Amaranthaceae. Amaranthus viridis is a cosmopolitan species in the botanical family Amaranthaceae and is commonly known as slender amaranth or green amaranth. Amaranthus retroflexus is a species of flowering plant in the family Amaranthaceae with several common names, including red-root amaranth, redroot pigweed, red-rooted pigweed, common amaranth, pigweed amaranth, and common tumbleweed. Amaranthus cruentus is a flowering plant species that yields the nutritious staple amaranth grain.
Wild amaranth, prostrate amaranth, spreading pigweed En. Amarante sauvage, amarante sylvestre, amarante africaine Fr. Tristes, amaranto, bredo Po. Mchicha Sw. Origin and geographic distribution Amaranthus graecizans occurs scattered throughout tropical Africa, where it has been recorded for many countries. It is also distributed in southern Europe and in tropical and subtropical Asia, and has been introduced to the United States.
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