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Fam.: Amaranthaceae / Amaranth Fam.      

Genus:  Amaranthus  L.
 

Authors:
   L.:  Carl von Linné (Linnaeus, 1707 - 1777), Swedish naturalist who introduced the binary naming system for plants and animals
 

Etymology:
   Amaranthus:   a-maraino = I don't fade
   caudatus:   caudate
 

The origin of Love Lies Bleeding is South America. As ornamental plant it has been exported into many countries of the world, and in some countries parts of the plant as seed and leaves are eaten. Propagation from seed is easy. Also the garden form of the last photos propagates every year as the year before, not only in the garden but also in pavement gaps outside.

 

Amaranthus caudatus / Pendant Pigweed, Love Lies Bleeding, D Weinheim an der Bergstraße 28.9.2011
Fig. 1:  Amaranthus caudatus / Pendant Pigweed, Love Lies Bleeding (garden form)
D Weinheim an der Bergstraße 28.9.2011
Amaranthus caudatus / Pendant Pigweed, Love Lies Bleeding, D Weinheim an der Bergstraße 28.9.2011
Fig. 2:  Amaranthus caudatus / Pendant Pigweed, Love Lies Bleeding (garden form)
D Weinheim an der Bergstraße 28.9.2011
Amaranthus caudatus / Pendant Pigweed, Love Lies Bleeding, D Weinheim an der Bergstraße 28.9.2011
Fig. 3:  Amaranthus caudatus / Pendant Pigweed, Love Lies Bleeding (garden form)
D Weinheim an der Bergstraße 28.9.2011
Amaranthus caudatus / Pendant Pigweed, Love Lies Bleeding, D Weinheim an der Bergstraße 28.9.2011
Fig. 4:  Amaranthus caudatus / Pendant Pigweed, Love Lies Bleeding (garden form)
D Weinheim an der Bergstraße 28.9.2011
Amaranthus caudatus / Pendant Pigweed, Love Lies Bleeding, D Weinheim an der Bergstraße 28.9.2011
Fig. 5:  Amaranthus caudatus / Pendant Pigweed, Love Lies Bleeding (garden form)
D Weinheim an der Bergstraße 28.9.2011
Amaranthus caudatus / Pendant Pigweed, Love Lies Bleeding, D Weinheim an der Bergstraße 28.9.2011
Fig. 6:  Amaranthus caudatus / Pendant Pigweed, Love Lies Bleeding (garden form)
D Weinheim an der Bergstraße 28.9.2011
Amaranthus caudatus / Pendant Pigweed, Love Lies Bleeding, D Weinheim an der Bergstraße 28.9.2011
Fig. 7:  Amaranthus caudatus / Pendant Pigweed, Love Lies Bleeding (garden form)
D Weinheim an der Bergstraße 28.9.2011

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