Red-root amaranth

Amaranthus retroflexus

Find this plant in Hortus Dijkspark.

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Amaranth - You don't believe in the idea of genius The answer you planted into the seventh of thirty plant beds in the Dijksgracht park, part of the Twijfel Zaaien/Raising Doubts project. Latin name: Amaranthus Artist family: Neutral Tuin Joop

With: Tuin Joop

Description

Amaranthus, collectively known as amaranth, is a cosmopolitan genus of annual or short-lived perennial plants. Some amaranth species are cultivated as leaf vegetables, cereals, and ornamental plants. Most of the species from Amaranthus are summer annual weeds and are commonly referred to as pigweed. Approximately 60 species are recognized, with inflorescences and foliage ranging from purple and red to green or gold.