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Amaranthus

 

 

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassCaryophyllidaeCacti, many other succulents, carnivorous plants, and leadworts
OrderCaryophyllalesIncludes cacti, carnations, amaranths, ice plants, and many carnivorous plants
FamilyAmaranthaceaeAmaranth family
GenusAmaranthusContraction of Greek ἀμάραντος (amarantos), “unfading,” with ἄνθος (anthos), “flower”

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Amaranthus description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 13 Jun 2010.

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Amaranthus

(Amaranthus) · Focus composite · 9/7/2010 · Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, MA Species not yet identified

Amaranthus

(Amaranthus) · 10/19/1977 · Bermuda Botanical Gardens, Bermuda Species not yet identified

Amaranthus

(Amaranthus) · 9/7/2010 · Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, MA
≈ 10 × 15" (26 × 39 cm) Species not yet identified

Amaranthus

(Amaranthus) · 9/7/2010 · Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, MA
≈ 16 × 24" (41 × 62 cm) Species not yet identified

Amaranthus

(Amaranthus) · 9/7/2010 · Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, MA
≈ 16 × 24" (41 × 62 cm) Species not yet identified

Amaranthus

(Amaranthus) · 9/7/2010 · Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, MA
≈ 6 × 9" (15 × 23 cm) Species not yet identified

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