Amaranthus cruentus L.
Family: Amaranthaceae
blood amaranth, caterpillar amaranth, purple amaranth, red amaranth
[Amaranthus hybridus subsp. cruentus L.,  more...]
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Etymology: Amaranthus: from the Greek amarantos for "unfading," referring to the long-lasting flowers
Plants: annual forb
Conservation Status: Introduced - escaped
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