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Amaranth

(Botanical Name : Amaranth Caudatus))

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Plant Description

Amaranth foliage is used as vegetable and as animal food in tropics and subtropics. It is an annual bushy plant that grows 5 to 7 feet with broad leaves and a showy flower head of small red clover like flower which are profuse and constitutes feathery plumes.

The seed head resembles corn tassels but are bushier. The seeds are small and lens shaped which are creamy to golden tan colour that is sprinkled with dark coloured seeds.

Other Names

Amaranth Caudatus




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