Amaranthus crispus

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Crisp amaranth
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Amaranthaceae
Genus: Amaranthus
Species: A. crispus
Binomial name
Amaranthus crispus
A. Braun

Amaranthus crispus is also known as crisp amaranth. It is a herbaceous, sparsely pubescent annual. It can grow up to 0.5 m (1.5 ft) in height.

It flowers in summer to fall. It usually grows in waste places, disturbed habitats, or near water. It is found in the U.S. states of New York, New Jersey, Virginia, and North Carolina. It is native to Argentina, and it has also been introduced into parts of Eurasia.