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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Plant Height: 12 inches
Fruit: Edible to birds
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Late fall or early winter
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Culinary Herb
Medicinal Herb
Salad greens
Cooked greens
Edible Parts: Stem
Eating Methods: Cooked
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Pollinators: Self

Common names
  • Chinese Spinach
  • Calalu
  • Slender Amaranth
  • Indian Kale
  • Kuch Mach
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Amaranthus viridis
  • Synonym: Amaranthus gracilis
  • Synonym: Amaranthus acutilobus
  • Synonym: Amaranthus polystachyus

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Location: Potohar, Pakistan.
Date: 2013-04-23
Location: Potohar, Pakistan.
Date: 2013-04-23
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dnrevel On March 12, 2021 Seeds sown
Sown in pots in backyard, added red pepper flakes to deter squirrels. Seed from DnD Seed Swap.
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