Scientific NameAmaranthus viridis
Other Common Names:
Synonyms (former Scientific Names):
Slender amaranth is a freely branching, monecious, summer annual that can reach 1m tall.
Leaves are alternate with entire margins. They are normally 3-7cm long and ovate in shape.
Bracts are much shorter than flowers.
Flower Seed Head
The panicle is 1-2dm long. Seeds are black and circular with a sharp edge and 1mm in diameter.
The fruit is about 1.5mm long and wrinkled when dry.
upright and nonwoody
Thorns or Spines
shorter than leaf
Stem Cross Section
round or oval