Amaranthus blitoides

Common name : Mat amaranth, Prostrate amaranth, Matweed Botanical name : Amaranthus blitoides Family : Amaranthaceae

Amaranthus blitoides

Order – Caryophyllales

Genus - Amaranthus

Species - blitoides

Synonym - Amaranthus graecizans

Height - Up to 36 inches tall

Origin / Native - South & North America, US

Type - Annual

Flowering Season - Summer to Autumn

Uses - Stems and leaves are used in Cuisine

Grow in Or Found in - Fields, Roadsides, Dry grasslands

Flowers & Plants - Stems are fleshy and prostrate, Green foliage, Tiny, yellow flowers covered with green bracts

Photographs: Guna Selvi Camera: Nikon D40x Location : Kundadam, Dharapuram, Tirupur, Tamil Nadu, South India, India

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