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- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the subfamily Amaranthoideae — the amaranths.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Same as amaranth.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See Amarantus.
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- n. large widely distributed genus of chiefly coarse annual herbs
The Amaranthus is my favorite, three plants are all that were managed from a whole packet of seeds, not enough to fill these areas for a nice show.
One good variety that has club-shaped inflorescences is Amaranthus caudatus cv edulis (sometimes classified as Amaranthus edulis or Amaranthus mantegazzianus).
In many tropical regions of India, China, Southeast Asia, and the South Pacific islands, amaranths, such as Amaranthus tricolor and Amaranthus dubius, are grown.
In the hot, humid regions of Africa, Southeast Asia (especially Malaysia and Indonesia), southern China, southern India, and the Caribbean, amaranth species such as Amaranthus tricolor, Amaranthus dubius, and Amaranthus cruentus are grown as soup vegetables or for boiled salad greens (potherbs).
It may be used as an animal feed supplement and can be fed with a high protein fodder such as Amaranthus, while the Chinese feed it to grass carp.
Going back to mid May, four of these red Celosias, they look sort of like Amaranthus but the tag said Celosia, no cultivar name on tag, were added along with eight Celosia spicata ‘Flamingo Feathers’.
I would love to have that Amaranthus plant, the color and texture are simply gorgeous!
Certainly beyond my engineering capabilities; Amaranthus is on my list of annuals for next spring.
In the front tray beginning at the left front Cynoglossum amabile ‘Mystery Rose’, Amaranthus caudatus ‘Fat Spike’, Cuphea miniata ‘Summer Medley’ as these get too tall they are moved to a pot on the shelf, looks like a couple more need to get moved out now, Swiss chard ‘Golden Lights’.
Amaranthus ‘Fat Spike’ is looking a little too leggy even though the tray is on a shelf close to the south facing windows.
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