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Amaranthaceae are a family of dicotyledonous plants comprising shrubs or herbaceous plants, widely distributed in temperate to tropical regions. It includes in particular:

  • the genus Amaranthus ( amaranthe ), with annual herbaceous plants, some species of which are cultivated as vegetable plants, for their edible spinach-like leaves or for their seeds, and sometimes as ornamental plants for their spectacular flowering in spikes. Other species are common weeds in cultivated fields. ;
  • The genus Beta ( chard or perry, and beets ), with herbaceous plants, more or less fleshy, with reddish or greenish flowers, whose floral stem can reach about 1.5 m in height.
Last change : 07/22/22