Slender Amaranth

(Amaranthus viridis)

Slender amaranth

Seedling Leaves Flowers Fruit
Slender amaranth seedling Slender amaranth leaf Slender amaranth flower Slender amaranth fruit

Growing habits: Erect to spreading many branched summer annual herb

Root anatomy: Fibrous roots from well-developed taproot, may or may not be red

Leaf anatomy: Alternate, simple, ovate to oblong/elliptic-ovate, margins entire or slightly undulate

Reproduction: terminal and axillary spikes forming panicle, bracts much shorter than flowers

References: Weeds of the South by Charles T. Bryson and Michael S. DeFelice