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Mid-Florida Research & Education Center

Amaranthus blitum subsp. emarginatus

Purple amaranth (Amaranthus blitum) is a landscape weed indigenous to central Europe that can now be found throughout eastern North America. Stems grow up to 3 feet in height with green or purplish leaves. Flowers grow as a large spike with small male and female flowers clustered together. In Florida, Amaranth can be grown as a vegetable and is viewed as a potential cash crop.

Photos of Amaranthus Blitum