Amaranth thrown back, or amaranth common

Annual height from 20 to 100 cm stem is straight, simple or branched, pubescent with short hairs. Leaves are 4-14 cm and 2-6 cm, ovate or ovate-rhombic, tapering upward, sometimes notched at the top, pale green, petiole is nearly equal to or longer than its record. Flowers in dense cylindrical, branching at the bottom, green inflorescences. Bracts exceeding perianth segments nearly doubled, long and thin pointed. Perianth pyatilistny, 2-2.5 mm long, with a little fruit Tepals harden and exceed the fetus. The fruit drop down the seed about 1 mm in diameter, dark brown. It flowers from June Read more [...]
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Amaranth, pigweed

In Russian is a plant called amaranth, and its Latin name means "immortal." Indeed, the hard, spiky inflorescence Amarantov long retain their color and shape in dry bouquets. The British call it pigvid (pigweed), which means pig weed. Indeed, amaranth readily eaten by all pets. Herbs and seeds of many species of amaranth has long been used as food. In America before the arrival of Europeans, amaranth was the second most important cereal crop after maize. And here and there, and the first. Amaranth is much less thermophilic than corn, so the more severe areas, it became a staple. Read more [...]
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In the chapter on summer grasses we have met with Amaranth. What makes me come back to this plant? Exceptional abundance of this family in the flowerbeds. The fashion for these beautiful plants back not so long ago, and they are more and more common in our flower beds. Why not use them on the primary purpose? Amaranth family includes 65 genera and 850 species of plants, mostly from America and Africa, mainly to tropical and subtropical parts. This is mainly grass, but there are a few shrubs, dwarf shrubs and vines. All plants of this family intact leaves and flowers without petals, but always Read more [...]
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