Family: Amaranthaceae

Kingdom: Plantae Rank: Family Parent: Caryophyllales Status: Valid

Common Names:

  • Amaranth Family - English, United States of America

Vegetative Morphology

Habit: Primarily lianas and prostrate herbs, some subshrubs.

Leaves: Leaves simple, mostly opposite, entire, only two genera in our region alternate.

Reproductive Morphology

Fruit: Fruit utricle.

Infructescence: Infructescence with numerous tiny bracts.


Uses: Several species are edible.