Crispleaf Amaranth (Amaranthus crispus)

Crispleaf Amaranth (Amaranthus Crispus)
Credit: Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. | An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. Vol. 2: 5. Courtesy of Kentucky Native Plant Society. Scanned by Omnitek Inc. Usage Requirements. | License: PD US

Amaranthus Crispus, or more commonly know as Crispleaf Amaranth, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) of the genus Amaranthus. Its duration is annual which means it grows for one season only. Amaranthus Crispus or Crispleaf Amaranth's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the states of North Carolina, New Jersey, New York and Virginia.

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Amaranthus
  • Family: Amaranthaceae
  • Order: Caryophyllales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Annual
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (I)

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