Amaranthus viridis, Amaranthus gracilis,
Pig Weed, Slender Amaranth, Green Amaranth,
Hebrew: ירבוז עדין, Arabic: عرف الديك
|| ||Amaranthus viridis L.|
|| ||Amaranthus gracilis Desf.|
|| ||Pig Weed, Slender Amaranth, Green Amaranth|
|| ||ירבוז עדין|
|| ||عرف الديك|
|| ||Amaranthaceae, ירבוזיים|
|| ||Annual herb|
|| ||Green, often reddish; slender, cylindrical, smooth and striate |
|| ||Alternate, long-petiolated|
|| ||Monoecious, green, forming a glomerule or grouped in a spike; 3 linear or lanceolated sepals, 3 stamens. The pistillate flowers are at the base of the spike and are more numerous than staminate ones. The male flowers at the upper part of the spike have 5 stamens|
|Fruits / pods:
|| ||Ovoid capsule, indehiscent, 1.2mm long and 1mm large, with one seed. The upper side of the fruit has a short stigma divided into three-pieces|
|| ||April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November
|| ||Cultivated areas (weeds)|
|| ||Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Shrub-steppes, Deserts and extreme deserts, Montane vegetation of Mt. Hermon|
Derivation of the botanical name:
Amaranthus Greek amarantos αμαραντοϛ, "unfading," a never fading flower, referring to the long-lasting flowers.
Amaranthus viridis is used as vegetable.
- The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.
- The standard author abbreviation Desf. is used to indicate René Louiche Desfontaines (1750 – 1833), a French botanist.