This is an annual herb with erect, hairless stems growing up to 1.5 meters, 4.5 feet, in height. The leaves are green to red in color, oval to triangular to lance-shaped, and with edges which are smooth to wavy. Each leaf has three prominent veins and is up to 6 centimeters long and 3 wide. The male and female flowers are borne in clusters or spikelike inflorescences.
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